Why do People do Weird Things?
Recorded on 18 December, 2010.
Published on 9 August, 2011.
Human behaviour often appears to be maladaptive, pointless, ineffective for its expressed purpose, and even completely absurd. In this talk Michael Heap will examine, with the aid of demonstrations and videos, some examples of odd behaviour that is based on unusual and paranormal ideas and beliefs. These will include healing practices, dowsing, hypnosis, and communication with "the spirit world."
About the speaker
Michael Heap is a clinical and a forensic psychologist, as well as chair of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry.