People and Patterns
Every week in this videocast, Sascha Friesike provides sociological answers to life's big and small questions.
Have you ever wondered why we sometimes feel “like a fish out of water”, why we find it harder to throw away self-made things, or why serendipitous moments occur in our lives? There are many invisible patterns hidden beneath the surface of our daily lives that shape our behaviors and preferences. But have you ever paused to consider why we actually do the things we do, like the things we like?
Every week, Sascha Friesike, one of the Weizenbaum Institute’s directors, explains the mysteries of everyday social phenomena and sheds light on the underlying principles of prominent social science theories. Starting with examples that we can all relate to, these short but engaging videos, created in collaboration with rbbWissen (Berlin-Brandenburg Public Broadcast), show us what social sciences can explain about or behavior, its benefits and its effects. You'll discover renowned scientists, their groundbreaking experiments, and delightful tidbits about life.