Jeff and Shirley bond by gossiping about Britta's new boyfriend. When Jeff tries to stop and be a good friend to Britta, he discovers that gossip is a difficult monster to escape. Meanwhile, Annie joins Professor Duncan's psychology research team and recruits Troy and Abed as test subjects. Written by
Did You Know?
Professor Duncan's (John Oliver) incompetence as a psychologist is even more apparent with his explanation of his experiment. By talking about the Id and the Ego, etc, he reveals that his "Duncan Principle" is founded on Freudian theory, which is largely discredited in modern psychology, which is founded primarily in Behaviorist theory. Basically, even if he tried to publish his experiment, it would amount to basically nothing and get him almost zero recognition anyway. See more
When Annie is asking the group if they want to take part in her experiment, Troy answers looking directly at her but whenever the camera cuts back to her replies, he has turned his head away from her. See more
Dr. Ian Duncan
The Duncan principle is simple. The longer the ego waits, the more ground is taken by the id, resulting in a predictable emotional eruption... better known to ma and pa as a good old-fashioned tantrum!
Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson See more