But, Mom! The Science of Whining

Unless you've lived your life in a childless fortress of seclusion, you've likely encountered the maddening, high-pitched whine of a complaining child. But what is whining? Is it universal? Why is it so annoying and just what's being communicated between parent and child? In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe explore.

But, Mom! The Science of Whining

Image Caption: Alice Grows Too Tall for the Room Illustration by John Tenniel from the book Alices's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll published 1891 (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: human experience, children, psychology, language