Curiosity Daily Podcast: The Psychology of ‘Animal Crossing,’ How a Failed Death Ray Led to Radar, and Intrusive Thoughts Explained

Learn about how radar technology came from a failed attempt to build a death ray; how self-regulation helps you handle intrusive thoughts; and why self-determination theory might explain why the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so incredibly popular.

June 26, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

How failing to build a “death ray” led to the invention of radar by Cameron Duke

Intrusive thoughts by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Guillermo in Miami)

Self-determination theory may be why everyone is enjoying Animal Crossing so much by Steffie Drucker

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