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Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode we’ll feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, w…

Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman


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    Todd Rose (Part II) || Collective Illusions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 49:12

    Today we welcome Todd Rose, the co-founder and president of Populace, a nonprofit think tank that works to find solutions to redistribute opportunity, so all people have the chance to live fulfilling lives in a thriving society. Prior to Populace, he was a faculty member at Harvard University where he founded the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality and directed the Mind, Brain, and Education program. Todd is the best-selling author of Dark Horse and The End of Average. and his most recent book is called Collective Illusions.For part two of our interview, I talk to Todd Rose about collective illusions. Humans are a tribal species, prone to conformity. In a lot of instances, we will act according to what our in-group wants rather than what we want as individuals. Ironically, Todd's research shows that we make poor inferences about the majority consensus. Failing to recognize collective illusions can have negative consequences on our identities, relationships, values, and society. To avoid falling into conformity traps, Todd encourages us to live congruent private and public lives that adhere to our personal convictions.Website: www.toddrose.comTwitter: @ltoddrose Topics03:10 What is a collective illusion?06:16 Social media and perceived consensus13:38 Self-fulfilling political polarization19:10 Socializing the concept of collective illusions20:49 Gender bias in politics22:59 Conformity traps in groups and relationships28:15 Do republicans think the 2020 elections were rigged?31:32 Preference falsification and manipulation36:22 The need for belonging and self-expression38:26 False expectations distort relationships39:48 Congruence, positive deviance, and authentic responsibility46:54 Norms as checking mechanisms

    Todd Rose || Rethinking Intelligence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 62:30

    Today we welcome Todd Rose, the co-founder, and president of Populace, a nonprofit think tank that works to find solutions to redistribute opportunity, so all people have the chance to live fulfilling lives in a thriving society. Prior to Populace, he was a faculty member at Harvard University where he founded the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality and directed the Mind, Brain, and Education program. Todd is the best-selling author of Dark Horse, The End of Average, and his most recent book is called Collective Illusions.For part one of our interview, I talk to Todd Rose about intelligence. From both history and research, we know that standardized tests made the false assumption that an average baseline of intelligence can be captured through IQ. Until today, our education system continues to value general cognitive ability over more specific skills. Instead of focusing on test scores, Todd asks us to look at jagged profiles so we can create environments where everyone can thrive. To truly cultivate human potential, Todd asserts that we need to rethink our traditional frameworks about intelligence.Website: www.toddrose.comTwitter: @ltoddrose Topics01:50 Dropping out of high school04:20 Kurt Fischer's Dynamic Skill Theory09:33The problem with standardized testing12:00 Jagged profiles matter more than IQ scores15:26 There is no aptitude without strategy22:54 Everybody is capable of excellence23:58 Changes to improve our school system28:23 Education transforms lives 33:59 How Todd got into an honors program40:46 The bell curve of intelligence43:22 Stop pathologizing natural human variation 47:40 IQ limits our view of human potential58:43 Individual contribution over cognitive ability

    Dan Pink || Normalize Regret

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 51:31

    Today we welcome Dan Pink who is the New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, A Whole New Mind, and To Sell is Human. Dan's books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and other publications. His most recent book is called The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward. In this episode, I talk to Dan Pink about regret. Dan collected regrets from over 15,000 people across different countries and sorted them into four major categories. He shares insights from his research and shows us how to reframe regret so we can live out the rest of our lives with more authenticity and purpose. We also touch on the topics of happiness, mortality, philosophy, post-traumatic growth, and personality.Website: www.danpink.comTwitter: @DanielPink Topics02:52 The universality of regret05:40 Demographic differences in regrets11:53 Free will and fatalism15:47 What could have beens19:13 Action vs inaction24:12 The four core regrets28:40 Regret done right36:04 Debunking “No regrets”37:59 We don't talk enough about mortality41:20 Deathbed regrets42:38 Regret and gratefulness45:40 Treat yourself with kindness47:30 Shame, guilt, remorse 48:21 Do public figures experience more regret?

    Lisa Miller || The Awakened Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 51:27

    Today we welcome Dr. Lisa Miller, the founder and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute. Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and The Awakened Brain.In this episode, I talk to Lisa Miller about the new science of spirituality. Despite what skeptics might believe, science and spirituality don't necessarily contradict each other. Lisa's research has found that humans are born with a natural capacity to connect with the spiritual. By being open to the transcendent, our brains can reap the benefits of resiliency, creativity, and more. We also touch on the topics of neuroscience, existentialism, mindfulness, and empiricism.Website: www.lisamillerphd.comTwitter: @lisamillerphd Topics01:34 The Awakened Brain06:14 Conversations with Martin Seligman13:20 The spiritual child15:16 Science augments spirituality 17:26 Defining spirituality and devotion25:04 Personality correlations with spirituality27:25 A monism approach to consciousness 31:27 Searching for life's meaning37:08 Schumann resonances 39:56 Religious war is outdated43:34 Transcendence is a process46:57 Meditation practice with Lisa

    Carl Hart || Drug Use for Grown-Ups

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 60:49

    Today we welcome Carl Hart. He is the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is known for his research on neuropsychopharmacology and his advocacy for the decriminalization of recreational drugs. Carl is the author of High Price and has co-authored the introductory textbook Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior with Charles Ksir. His most recent book is called Drug Use for Grown-Ups.In this episode, I talk to Carl Hart about drug use and addiction. Society is quick to judge all drug users as addicts but Carl's research found that the majority of drug users do not meet the criteria for pathology. Recreational drugs, when used responsibly, can have positive effects on people.  Instead of waging a war on drugs, Carl advocates for laws that better regulate the production and sale of substances. We also touch on the topics of health, law, racism, cognition, and sociology.Website: drcarlhart.comTwitter: @drcarlhart Topics02:32 Carl's interest in neuropsychopharmacology06:12 The brain disease model of addiction11:22 Should we talk about drugs with kids?13:47 Responsible drug use for grown-ups17:08 Drugs in pursuit of happiness22:54 The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act 29:28 Scott's experience with edibles33:21 Why we need drug checking facilities37:01 The drug user tropes in media 41:59 Predictors of drug abuse and addiction 46:42 Drug overdose and safety50:09 Personal responsibility in drug addiction52:45 Our moralism is killing us55:06 Coming out as a heroin user57:52 Bob Marley and James Baldwin 

    Susan Cain || The Beauty of Bittersweet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 50:24

    Today we welcome Susan Cain. She is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which spent eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, and has been translated into 40 languages. Susan's TED talk has been viewed over 40 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks. Her new masterpiece is called Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole.In this episode, I talk to Susan Cain about the complex emotion of bittersweet. We explore melancholy and how the intertwined recognition of beauty and impermanence can be tapped for creative pursuits. Susan also talks about how existential longing is a natural part of the human condition, allowing us to form deeper connections with one another. We also touch on the topics of creativity, spirituality, relationships, grief, and mortality. Website: susancain.netTwitter: @susancain Topics02:31 The spectrum of bittersweet06:10 The paradox of tragedy07:41 Melancholy is not always depression11:16 Longing for Eden16:22 Spirituality is a manifestation of longing18:30 Existential longing, awe, and wonder23:25 Reaching through acts of love30:30 The new science of transcendence35:59 Mortality and transhumanism 39:44 Maslow's plateau experiences 43:17 The epigenetics of inherited trauma48:30 Follow your existential longing

    Tim Urban || Climbing the Thinking Ladder

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 108:03

    Today we welcome Tim Urban. He is the writer and illustrator of the blog Wait But Why, which he co-founded with Andrew Finn in 2013. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose, Wait But Why has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. His long-form blog covers a range of subjects including artificial intelligence, outer space, and procrastination. Tim earned his A.B. from Harvard University, graduating cum laude with a major in Government. In this episode, I talk to Tim Urban about the complex relationship between identity and critical thinking. Tim cautions against blind loyalty to specific ideologies for it can lead to an echo chamber of tribal minds. Instead of dogmatic maxims, he suggests we uphold basic core principles that guide our thoughts and behavior. In this way, Tim believes we engage in high rung thinking all the while cultivating “idea labs” within our culture. We also touch on the topics of dating, education, politics, writing, morality, and tech.  Website: waitbutwhy.comTwitter: @waitbutwhy Topics02:21 Intellectual ADHD06:14 Detached truth seeking 08:40 Pitfalls of low wrung thinking16:15 Tim's upbringing and education21:01 Dating is kind of like Grand Theft Auto37:50 “Your ego is a backpack”44:35 The world needs your spaghetti brain51:40 Idea labs and echo chambers57:43 The spectrum of opposing views1:01:14 Repressing science for ideology1:09:31 Life, death, and cryonics1:25:15 Learning in analogies and metaphors1:29:52 Evaluating high quality ideas1:36:40 Choosing what to read1:39:55 Tim's life altering idea1:43:11 Mars, capitalism, neurolinks 1:47:45 Lightning round1:53:50 But why wait?

    Jane McGonigal || Playing Games with the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 58:03

    Today we welcome Jane McGonigal. She is a world-renowned game designer who challenges players to tackle real-world problems such as poverty, depression, and climate change through collaboration. Jane is also a future forecaster, serving as the current Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future. Her games and forecasting work have been featured in The New York Times, Wired, The Economist, CNN, NPR and more. As a two-time New York Times bestselling author, she has recently published her third book called Imaginable. In this episode, I talk to Jane McGonigal about the intersection of gaming and future forecasting. Jane asserts that games are not just for escapist entertainment; they could also be used to help prepare us for what's to come. Imagining fictional simulations can inspire us to make present changes which can influence our personal and collective futures for the better. We also touch on the topics of creativity, psychotherapy, forecasting, hope, and tech. Website: janemcgonigal.comTwitter: @avantgame Topics02:20 Futurist game design05:49 Imagination and the psychological safety of games09:25 Forecasting and psychotherapy 17:01 Urgent optimism21:16 Predicting the COVID-19 pandemic in 201023:59 Can we predict our own futures?27:58 Affective vs behavioral forecasting34:16 The Institute for the Future37:01 Future scenarios change present behavior41:51 The perils and promise of facial recognition47:34 Assessment and benefits of futurist imagination52:58 The need for more longitudinal studies 

    Antonio Damasio || Inside Consciousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 58:58

    Today we welcome Dr. Antonio Damasio. He is an internationally recognized neuroscientist whose extensive research has shaped the understanding of neural systems and consciousness. With over a hundred journal articles and book chapters, he has earned many prestigious awards throughout his career. Currently, he serves as University Professor, the David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Philosophy, and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. His books Descartes' Error, Looking for Spinoza, Self Comes to Mind, The Strange Order of Things, and Feeling & Knowing, have been published in translation and are taught in universities throughout the world.In this episode, I talk to Antonio Damasio about consciousness. People often think that the mind and consciousness are the same thing, but Dr. Damasio disputes this notion. He argues that it's the complex relationship of both our brains and bodies that makes sentient thought possible. Homeostatic feelings like hunger and pain developed before emotions; and along with it came consciousness. We also touch on the topics of perception, mental illness, evolution, panpsychism, AI and machine learning. Website: dornsife.usc.edu/bcTwitter: @damasiousc Topics02:17 Time-locked multiregional retroactivation11:32 The difference between the mind, intelligence, and consciousness18:37 Panpsychism is an escape22:50 AIs can replicate minds but not consciousness 25:42 Feeling gave way to consciousness30:59 The purpose of emotions33:25 The evolution of feelings and emotions38:28 The interoceptive nervous system44:23 Does mental illness disrupt consciousness?49:51 Creativity as a bottom-up process54:38 Consciousness can hinder creativity58:09 Scott's interest in panpsychism59:18 Can we ever make feeling machines?

    Charles Koch || Believe in People

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 56:59

    In this episode, my guest is Charles Koch. Charles G. Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies. During his tenure with the company, the estimated value has grown from $21 million to more than $100 billion. Charles has published several books detailing his business philosophy: The Science of Success, Good Profit, and Believe in People.As an influential philanthropist, he supports education, a community of organizations addressing persistent poverty, and public-policy research focused on developing effective solutions to societal problems. He has founded numerous organizations, including Stand Together and the Cato Institute. He holds two master's degrees in nuclear and chemical engineering from MIT and lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife, Liz.In this episode, I talk to Charles Koch about his bottom-up approach to social change. Charles recognizes that each individual has a gift; schools and organizations should cultivate these unique strengths instead of trying to force people into molds. Charles asserts that institutions can create more meaningful value this way, by truly believing in people. We also touch on the topics of multiple intelligences, self-actualization, education, innovation, and philanthropy.Website: charleskoch.comTwitter: @KochIndustries Topics04:02 Multiple intelligence theories07:44 Finding consistent principles of human progress10:08 Transforming Koch Industries14:38 Virtuous Cycles of Mutual Benefit20:07 Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World23:51 Empowering contribution-motivated individuals31:27 Supervisors as self-actualization coaches37:16 From partisanship to partnership42:35 Charles' vision for a self-actualizing society44:18 Eupsychian Management by Maslow47:50 Frederick Douglass and Viktok Frankl51:41 #GiveTogetherNow 53:00 A society that rewards synergy

    Rhonda Magee || The Inner Work of Racial Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 54:41

    In this episode, I talk to law professor and mindfulness leader Rhonda Magee about her book The Inner Work of Racial Justice. We discuss her innovative approach to healing racial divides using mindfulness. Rhonda argues that when we bring awareness and compassion to ourselves, relationships, and the environment, we invite healing and connection. We also touch on the topics of education, spirituality, liberation, democracy, and community.BioRhonda V. Magee (M.A. Sociology, J.D.) is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law and social change work. Rhonda's teaching and writing support compassionate conflict engagement and management; holistic problem-solving to alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable and injured; presence-based leadership in a diverse world, and humanizing approaches to education. Her book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice, advocates for a mindfulness and compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work towards healing.Website: www.rhondavmagee.comTwitter: @rvmagee Topics01:45 Rhonda's childhood and upbringing06:48 Personal vs systemic racism 09:43 Education during desegregation 16:55 Rhonda's interest in mindfulness25:12 Bridge racial divides with mindfulness32:51 Liberating practices grounded in being42:59 Listen for understanding and connection46:28 The ecology for justice51:47 Find a collective consensus 

    Daniel Schmachtenberger || Towards a Radical Cultural Enlightenment

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 68:58

    In this episode, I talk to social philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger about exponential technology and its effects on our current world. According to Daniel, organizations that harness the power of modern tech rarely use it for good–like how social media companies boost polarizing content to maximize user engagement–leading to a distrust of science and destabilized democracies. To overcome humanity's current existential threat, Daniel argues we all need to work towards a radical cultural enlightenment. We also touch on the topics of collective intelligence, human development, power, responsibility, and civilization.BioDaniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal.Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions.Website: consilienceproject.org Topics02:52 Techno-optimism vs techno-pessimism 04:28 Definition of exponential technology08:39 Is the world getting better from tech?10:37 The radical asymmetry of power13:58 Decoupling rewards from development25:19 A new social media algorithm 28:56 Tribal politics, certainty, and perspective taking 33:55 Developing better cognitive capacities42:06 Rights and responsibilities in a liquid democracy46:23 The next phase of open societies49:26 The Consilience Project52:23 The need for cultural enlightenment 56:13 Creating an antifragile world58:49 Collective intelligence1:00:39 Establish expertise and credibility in institutions1:05:24 The unique existential threat of the 21st Century 

    Todd Kashdan || The Art of Insubordination

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 53:46

    In this episode, I talk to esteemed psychologist Todd Kashdan about the art of insubordination. As creatures of habit, humans seek familiarity in thoughts, behaviors, and interactions. But Todd argues that deviating from norms isn't always a bad thing—especially if it's in pursuit of positive change. To enact principled dissent effectively, Todd teaches us how to persuade the majority and how to embrace unconventional solutions. We also touch on the topics of conformity, intimacy, influence, victimhood, and curiosity.BioTodd Kashdan is among the world's top experts on the psychology of well-being, psychological strengths, mental agility, and social relationships. His research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Forbes. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award at George Mason University and in 2013, he received the Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association. Todd is the author of Curious?, The Upside of Your Darkside, and Designing Positive Psychology. His latest book is The Art of Insubordination. Website: toddkashdan.comTwitter: @toddkashdan Topics01:34 The elements of principled insubordination05:07 Why do people conform?08:57 Social change by principled rebels 14:21 Win responsibly19:02 Extract wisdom from weirdos24:22 Do cartwheels in the library29:06 Self-care for rebels31:25 How to win over the majority36:13 Spark curiosity not fear42:03 Build stronger alliances during conflict48:23 Boredom, polarization, and insight

    Eric Topol || Public Service Announcement: Separating Facts from Myths in the Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 31:42

    It's important to recognize that when we're dealing with a very new or rapidly changing phenomenon, like we have been with the pandemic, even the "scientific consensus" can easily be wrong because there's not been much time for the rigorous replicability studies to be conducted or even sometimes to accurately measure the proper effect sizes. However, I also believe it's important that we don't create a false equivalency between very fringe ideas that are unsupported by the current evidence base and a scientific consensus that is grounded in rigorous methodology. This is why I sought out the counsel of Dr. Eric Topol on today's show. Despite being one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine and being extremely well regarded in his field of cardiology, he's also been a bright light on social media, shining a light on the best available evidence in the pandemic. He thoughtfully considered all my questions and was very careful to make clear what the current evidence base says without ruling out alternative possibilities in the future in light of new evidence. In this episode, we cover a number of hot button issues surrounding the pandemic including the potential use of ivermectin to end the pandemic, the potential for increased risk of myocarditis among certain populations after vaccination. We even discuss the role human psychology and human behavior have played in this pandemic. Ultimately, Dr. Topol is optimistic about the future of the pandemic and outlines things coming down the horizon that should give us hope. But as we discussed, the major problems tend to be human problems. BioEric Topol is a cardiologist, scientist, and author. He is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor of Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research.As a researcher, he has published over 1200 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 290,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. Dr. Topol has been voted as the #1 most Influential physician leader in the United States in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare. Besides editing several textbooks, he has published 3 bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now, and Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again.Website: drerictopol.comTwitter: @EricTopol Topics05:51 What is Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?08:21 COVID-19 vaccines are humanity's greatest medical achievement12:05 Infection acquired immunity13:47 Vaccine and COVID induced myocarditis 16:56 The efficacy of booster shots 20:20 Ivermectin studies: what does the data say? 25:15 How to improve pandemic response30:02 Hope for the future of the pandemic 

    Arthur Brooks || Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 63:41

    In this episode, I talk to prolific author and social scientist Arthur Brooks about finding meaning in the second curve of life. According to Arthur, the world and our biology urge us to relentlessly chase after the next win. This flawed formula for satisfaction ultimately leaves us unfulfilled. To find true purpose, we must break our addiction to success and confront life's hard truths. We also touch on the topics of motivation, relationships, aging, transcendence, and love.BioArthur C. Brooks is the Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world's leading think tanks.He is also a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast “How to Build a Happy Life with Arthur Brooks,” and subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit”. Arthur has written 12 books, including the national bestsellers “Love Your Enemies” and “The Conservative Heart”. His most recent book is “From Strength to Strength”, available this February 2022.. Website: arthurbrooks.comTwitter: @arthurbrooks Topics02:18 The plane ride that changed Arthur's life08:46 Transcendence as the reward of life13:11 The addiction to success17:52 Motivated by why21:20 From success to freedom 28:45 Arthur and Scott's shared values 33:18 The Harvard Grant Study36:33 Love, worship, and commitment41:24 Vanaprastha: retire to the forest45:01 What it means to be fully alive52:42 The Dalai Lama's pen56:59 Liminality and the magic of transitions1:01:25 Being happy vs. the need to feel special

    Andrew Yang || The Future of American Democracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 60:34

    In this episode, I talk to Forward Party's founder Andrew Yang about the future of American democracy. Andrew shares the insights he's learned from his presidential and mayoral campaigns. His major realization is that America's two-party system is designed for polarization and dysfunction. With the media and the internet further inciting division, polarization may eventually escalate into violence. In order to shift towards a human-centered economy, Andrew believes we need to change our political dynamics and incentives. We also touch on the topics of tribalism, rationality, automation, education, leadership, and governance. BioAndrew Yang is an entrepreneur, attorney, and political candidate. He was a candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and the 2021 New York City Democratic mayoral primary. His signature policy was a universal basic income of $1,000 a month as a response to job displacement by automation. After his campaigns ended, he left the Democratic Party and founded Forward Party, a political action committee that seeks to alleviate political polarization and reform the U.S. political and economic systems.Andrew is also an author and has published several books including Smart People Should Build Things, The War on Normal People, and most recently, Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy. Website: www.andrewyang.comTwitter: @AndrewYang Topics01:34 Andrew's childhood and early ventures 09:04 Andrew's desire to humanize the economy 11:28 The presidential and mayoral candidacy experience19:51 Society's current incentive structures22:57 “The duopoly is designed for polarization”29:49 How do we reward grace and tolerance in politics?33:18 Fact-based governance and a shared objective reality39:59 New measures for well-being46:26 Politics is tribal51:44 United by universal human values55:28 Fulfilling the need to matter1:00:36 Human-centered education

    Ayelet Fishbach || How to Motivate Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 63:38

    In this episode, I talk to award-winning psychologist Ayelet Fishbach about the science of motivation. How do we motivate ourselves to do anything? From her extensive research, Ayelet shares with us four crucial strategies for successful behavior change: identify the right goals, avoid the “middle”, resist temptations, and seek social support. And equally important, she gives tips on how to sustain motivation for longer periods of time. We also touch on the topics of reinforcement, flow, deliberate practice, self-control, and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. BioDr. Ayelet Fishbach is the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the past president of the Society for the Study of Motivation and the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON). She is an expert on motivation and decision making and the author of Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation. Dr. Ayelet's groundbreaking research on human motivation has won her several international awards, including the Society of Experimental Social Psychology's Best Dissertation Award and Career Trajectory Award, and the Fulbright Educational Foundation Award.Website: www.ayeletfishbach.comTwitter: @ayeletfishbach Topics01:28 What is motivation science?03:15 Maslow's hierarchy of needs as motivation07:07 Choosing the right goals 12:42 Goals aren't chores14:42 Quantify the goal-setting process 17:40 The effect of incentives on motivation20:41 Ayelet's view on SMART Goals22:53 Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation27:26 Flow, deliberate practice, and discomfort 30:58 Sustain motivation with feedback34:21 Overcome the “middle problem”38:00 Learn to balance multiple goals43:17 Identify and resist temptation 48:39 The glass half-empty mindset51:50 How to learn from negative feedback56:54 Do relationships affect our pursuit of goals?

    Oliver Burkeman || Time Management for Mortals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 62:09

    In this episode, I talk to bestselling author Oliver Burkeman about his latest book Four Thousand Weeks. On the surface, it's easy to mistake it for another self-help book on time management. But instead of enthusing about productivity hacks, Oliver challenges his readers to confront the finite nature of humanity. By doing so, he argues  we can live fuller lives—without having to always carry the fear of missing out. We also touch on the topics of procrastination, positive psychology, flow, realism, deep time, and patience.BioOliver Burkeman is a journalist for The Guardian. From 2006 to 2020, he wrote the popular weekly column on psychology called “This Column Will Change Your Life”. He is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. In 2015, he won the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award, and has been short-listed for the Orwell Prize. His most recent book is Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals.Website: www.oliverburkeman.comTwitter: @oliverburkeman Topics00:02:03 The efficiency trap00:05:34 Accepting human limitations00:08:35 Why we handicap ourselves00:13:07 How to be a better procrastinator00:18:32 Each activity is paid for with your life00:20:55 The joy of missing out00:23:55 Harness more deep time00:27:57 The common theme of Oliver's books 00:32:02 Realism and doing the impossible00:37:29 Productivity and self-worth00:40:53 Embracing boredom instead of acceleration00:46:14 Developing a taste for problems00:50:21 Radical incrementalism00:57:30 “Originality lies on the far side of unoriginality”01:01:06 How time management distracts us from wonder01:03:50 Oliver's approach to new year resolutions

    Ryan Holiday || How to Have Courage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 53:59

    In this episode, I talk to bestselling author Ryan Holiday about his newest book Courage is Calling. We discuss his unique definition of courage, and how people can practice it in their daily lives. Upon a closer examination of history, Ryan and I question whether the stories of American heroism are as honorable as we've been led to believe. We also touch on the topics of social justice, hope, stoicism, resilience, and virtues. BioRyan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I'm Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multi-platinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.Website: ryanholiday.netTwitter: @RyanHoliday Topics06:21 Ryan's definition of courage10:06 Speaking truth to power14:02 History's competing narratives 17:50 Taking down Confederate monuments20:12 Social justice, politics, and virtues 25:35 Staying true to the ethical frameworks of philosophy32:57 Stoicism and Ryan's values38:08 Heroism vs courage42:47 Silence is violence46:58 Fearlessness can inspire50:28 No hero is perfect52:22 Hope is the most courageous thing53:10 How to practice courage

    Robert Greene || Strategy, Seduction, and the Sublime

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 70:05

    In this episode, I talk to international bestselling author Robert Greene about strategy, seduction, and the sublime. Robert implores us to get comfortable with the dark side of human nature and society. He argues that by acknowledging the reality of human interactions, we can use certain strategies to help us effectively navigate the workplace, our relationships, and daily life. We also touch on the topics of empathy, imagination, charisma, power, and his upcoming book on transcendence and the sublime.Chatting with Robert is always such a delight as we have many mutual areas of interest. I have been a long-time admirer of his books, and remember reading them in college and thinking that he seems to just get it. I hope you enjoyed this high-level discussion as much as I did.BioRobert Greene is an author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power and seduction. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in classical studies. He has written six international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. Recently, he published The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery. Greene's books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry including Jay-Z, Drake, and 50 Cent.Website: powerseductionandwar.comTwitter: @RobertGreene Topics00:02:12 Robert's health 00:03:43 The Daily Laws 00:04:58 What is a radical realist? 00:10:10 Empathy is like a telepathic connection00:14:59 The human desire for fantasy00:18:50 Etiquette is deception00:22:17 How to live with the harsh truths of reality00:28:03 Poeticize your presence00:31:16 Channel pain into charisma00:35:36 Stop being so nice all the time00:39:08 Mix harshness and kindness00:42:36 The primary law of human nature 00:46:08 Embrace your dark side00:50:33 Schadenfreude vs mitfreude00:53:46 The Pygmalion Effect00:56:17 The integration of the shadow01:02:05 The Law of the Sublime01:08:14 The “post-mortem life”01:10:03 The sublime is in the everyday

    Joy Lawson Davis and Deb Douglas || Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 52:54

    In this episode, I talk to Joy Lawson Davis and Deb Douglas about gifted education. Specifically, we identify the underrepresented population of gifted students and the unique cultural barriers they face. Joy and Deb share their definition of what self-advocacy is and why it's a skill everyone should have. They give helpful tips and resources for educators, parents, and advocates on how to find and nurture gifted potential. We also touch on the topics of equity, test preparation, IQ, special education, and intersectionality.BioDr. Joy Lawson Davis is a career educator with over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, scholar, and consultant in gifted education.She holds both master's and doctorate degrees in gifted education. Dr. Davis has conducted workshops, been a long-term program consultant, and served as a keynote speaker and distinguished guest lecturer in several countries. In 2019 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted organization (SENG). She is also the author of numerous articles, technical reports, book chapters, and the award-winning book: Bright, Talented & Black.Deb Douglas has spent her professional career as an educator, first as a high school English teacher, then K-12 gifted resource teacher, director of gifted programming, and International Baccalaureate coordinator. She holds master's degrees in professional development and curriculum and instruction for gifted learners. She served as president of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted and member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Parent Advisory Board. Deb is a contributor to the quarterly magazine Parenting for High Potential, and is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences.Together, Joy and Deb co-authored Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: Perspectives from the Field. Website: drjoylawsondavis.com  & www.gtcarpediem.comTwitter: @davis_joy Topics01:15 The underrepresented gifted population04:43 Equity and excellence can co-exist07:20 How Deb and Joy met  09:00 Test preparation and IQ12:42 Expanding the definition of giftedness  17:10 Is it possible to become gifted?20:45 Identifying potential in underrepresented communities25:33 Education often prioritizes limitations over ability27:45 What is self-advocacy?30:34 Normalize giftedness in all communities41:12 Cultural barriers to self-advocacy43:22 How to be advocates for gifted students46:47 Scott's experience of self-advocacy  48:56 Everyone needs to be a part of the process 

    Kelly Carlin || The Human Path Toward Wholeness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 58:48

    In this episode, I talk to Kelly Carlin about the human path to wholeness. We delve into Kelly's childhood and what it was like growing up with the influential comedian George Carlin. Recently, she started her own coaching program called Women on The Verge. With a master's degree in Jungian psychology and a coaching certification, Kelly helps women step out of their expected societal roles by empowering them to reclaim their true selves. She finds great joy in seeing others live fuller, authentic lives. We also touch on the topics of parenting, depth psychology, social justice, interconnectivity, and comedy.BioKelly Carlin is an actress, producer, screenwriter, podcast host, and the only daughter of the late comedian George Carlin. Her fascinations range from discovering how to live a true and deep life, to freedom of expression, to the evolution of consciousness and the American psyche. She's a practitioner of Zen Buddhism, has a master's in Jungian psychology, and comes from a family steeped in comedy, big ideas, and warm hearts. She is also the founder of Women on The Verge, a coaching practice that encourages women to make deep, long-lasting changes within so that they can finally be valued, paid, and recognized.Website: thekellycarlinsite.comTwitter: @kelly_carlin Topics00:01:19 Kelly's childhood and upbringing00:10:13 The family of comedy00:15:50 Kelly's interest in Jungian depth psychology 00:19:05 Unlearning childhood experiences 00:22:22 Women on the Verge00:27:01 Embodying new identities00:31:23 Dismantling the “tyrannical shoulds”00:35:07 Authenticity is congruence00:38:48 Social justice and the evolution of consciousness 00:41:41 The need to matter00:48:40 The emerging recognition of interdependence00:52:08 Kelly's future projects00:58:17 What would irk George Carlin the most about current society?

    Amanda Knox || The Real Amanda Knox

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 81:00

    Welcome to The Psychology Podcast! In this episode, I talk to Amanda Knox about her wrongful conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Her experience revealed dark truths about the media's inclination to over sensationalize stories about young women and the glaring human errors in the criminal justice system. We also touch on the topics of trauma, cancel culture, cognitive biases, law, and forensic science. Throughout this episode, I try my best to show the audience the real Amanda Knox, not the version of her that the media has depicted. Along those lines, I give her some of my psychological tests to take, including my test on self-actualization as well as my psychopath test! You won't want to miss this episode.BioAmanda Knox is a journalist, public speaker, and podcaster. From 2007 to 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn't commit. The controversy over Amanda's case made international headlines for nearly a decade and thrust her into the spotlight, where she was vilified and shamed, a story told in the 2016 Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary and her New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard. She now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, criminal justice reform, truth-seeking, and public shaming, and to inspire people towards empathy and perspective. Website: www.amandaknox.comTwitter: @amandaknox Topics00:00:37 Amanda's pregnancy and privacy00:02:14 Stories don't equate to reality00:06:05 Self-talk as a coping strategy00:08:51 The true origin of the “Foxy Knoxy” nickname00:11:05 The intrigue and aversion towards female sexuality00:18:45 The arrest of Rudy Guede 00:20:50 Amanda before the tragedy00:23:37 The infamous kiss between Amanda and Raffaele 00:26:42 Why do people love scandals?00:30:26 The misrepresentation of BDSM 00:33:05 Amanda's sources of self-actualization00:42:30 Amanda's Light Triad Score00:45:38 Moral Luck00:49:05 Amanda's Dark Triad Score00:51:55 Vulnerable narcissism, imposter syndrome, and healing00:58:42 The “single victim fallacy”01:01:29 Innocence puts innocents at risk01:04:45 The psychology of prosecutor Giuliano Mignini01:08:56 Itiel Dror's critique of forensic science01:15:24 Amanda's post-traumatic growth

    David Sinclair || Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 81:55

    In this episode, I talk to world-renowned biologist David Sinclair about aging and longevity. David rejects the notion that the deterioration of health is a natural part of growing old and asserts that aging is a disease itself that we need to reverse. But how will a reset of our biological clocks affect our interactions, responses to adversity, morality, and how we live our lives? We discuss the ethical implications of limitless lifespans and also touch on the topics of death, evolution, genetics, medicine, and data tracking.BioDr. David Sinclair is a professor in the department of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of the scientific journal Aging. He is best known for his work on understanding why we age and how to slow its effects. In addition to being a co-founder of several biotechnology companies, he's the author of the book Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don't Have To. Dr. Sinclair was listed by TIME magazine as one of the “100 most influential people in the world”.Website: sinclair.hms.harvard.eduTwitter: @davidasinclair Topics00:02:26 David's “sticky beak” personality00:05:08 David's childhood and upbringing00:10:21 The torment of inevitable death 00:15:13 David's life purpose00:22:06 Intergenerational interactions 00:28:59 Aging is a disease we can reverse 00:32:20 Accelerating human evolution 00:36:24 The SIR2 gene and the NMN+ pill00:40:04 Reverse brain aging and Alzheimer's00:42:50 Gene therapy in pills00:48:45 Will we be happier with longer lifespans? 00:52:49 Inside Tracker00:55:31 The future of data tracking and medicine01:00:47 The Information Theory of Aging01:09:08 Is there a biological limit to our lifespans?01:14:21 Mental states can produce epigenetic changes01:20:39 David's future projects

    Lisa Feldman Barrett || Surprising Truths about the Human Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 89:39

    In this episode, I talk to renowned neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett about emotions and the brain. She reveals what the true function of the brain is⎯and it's not for thinking. We also discuss the impact of past experiences on our cognition and what we can do to overcome our own detrimental patterns. Further into our discussion, Dr. Lisa challenges the traditionally held view that emotions are universal. In her own theory of constructed emotion, she argues that variability in emotional expression exists due to socialization and language differences. We also touch on the topics of hallucinogens, culture, education, relationships, and authoritarianism.BioDr. Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. She also holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior.Her books include Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made. She has published over 240 peer-reviewed, scientific papers appearing in Science, Nature Neuroscience, and other top journals. Dr. Barrett has been called “the most important affective scientist of our time”.Website: lisafeldmanbarrett.comTwitter: @LFeldmanBarrettTopics00:00:27 Lisa's interest in clinical psychology00:03:14 A biological approach to emotions00:05:32 Why do we have a neocortex? 00:14:01 The default mode network00:19:27 The brain is not for thinking00:22:48 The rise of authoritarianism during chaos00:29:52 Psychological entropy00:33:26 Predictions are based from past experiences 00:42:23 The mind-brain problem00:44:36 Relationships are reflexive00:50:02 Emotional expression isn't universal00:56:53 Why you shouldn't trust psychology textbooks 01:01:20 Reaching out to Paul Ekman 01:08:53 The theory of constructed emotion01:15:43 The role of socialization and language in emotions 01:20:13 The never-ending domain-general vs domain-specific debate in cognitive science

    Paul Bloom || The Pleasures of Suffering

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 67:57

    In this episode, I talk to renowned developmental psychologist Paul Bloom about the pleasures of suffering. We start by discussing the value of suffering in pursuit of meaning and make the distinction between unforeseen tragedy and chosen suffering. Paul also elaborates on BDSM and horror as examples of benign masochism⎯activities that people find comfort and enjoyment in despite the experience of fear. We also touch on the topics of meditation, Buddhism, attachment, parenting, and empathy.BioPaul Bloom is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen professor emeritus of psychology at Yale University. His research explores the psychology of morality, identity, and pleasure. Dr. Bloom is the recipient of multiple awards and honors including most recently the million-dollar Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. He has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science and for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Atlantic Monthly. He's the author or editor of eight books including Just Babies, How Pleasure Works, Descartes' Baby, Against Empathy, and most recently, The Sweet Spot. Website: paulbloom.net/Twitter: @paulbloomatyaleTopics00:01:57 The Sweet Spot00:03:57 Suffering is necessary to pursue purpose00:05:31 Why we choose to suffer 00:08:43 The post-traumatic growth debate 00:18:48 Using religion to cope with suffering 00:24:05 Heredity, morals, and responsibility in parenting00:28:51 The multiplicity of human motivation 00:33:26 Benign masochism in BDSM 00:38:49 The calculus of pain and pleasure00:48:40 Do relationships demand bias? 00:53:18 Is every bias zero sum? 00:57:28 The value of suffering, pain, and horror in imagination

    Esther Perel || Love, Eros, and Infidelity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 63:50

    In this episode, I talk to renowned psychotherapist and author Esther Perel about love and relationships. We tackle the true essence of the word “eros” and “freedom” in the context of romantic relationships. Esther offers her perspective on marriage and affairs, getting to the root cause of why people cheat. With the redefinition of fidelity and sexuality, our current society is still learning how to navigate new patterns of relationships. We also touch on the topics of soulmates, masculinity, how to keep passion alive during a global pandemic, and Esther's practice as a cross-cultural therapist. BioEsther Perel is a psychotherapist and a New York Times bestselling author, recognized as one of today's most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she hones a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED Talks have garnered more than 30 million views and her best-selling books Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages. Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin? And How's Work? Her latest project is Where Should we Begin − A Game of Stories with Esther Perel. Website: www.estherperel.com/ Instagram: @estherperelofficial Topics 00:02:14 Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic 00:05:04 Social connection during the pandemic 00:10:41 “The erotic is an antidote to death” 00:16:02 True freedom in relationships 00:21:05 Soulmates don't exist 00:25:38 Why people in happy marriages cheat 00:33:54 Where Should We Begin? 00:38:00 Redefining marriage, fidelity, and sexuality 00:45:30 Esther's cross-cultural approach to therapy 00:48:35 Esther's interest in cultural transitions, identity, and relationships 00:54:01 The masculine obsession with power 00:59:13 The Great Adaptation  

    Richard Tedeschi || The Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 52:26

    In this episode, I talk to Richard Tedeschi about post-traumatic growth (PTG). We dive into how Richard became interested in PTG and the findings from his many years of research. As a clinical psychologist, Richard emphasizes the lived experiences of individuals⎯acknowledging that trauma and transformative change are very context-specific. We also touch on the topics of cultural differences, personality, and Boulder Institute's post-traumatic growth program. Bio Dr. Richard Tedeschi is professor emeritus of psychology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He's a licensed psychologist specializing in bereavement and trauma, and has led support groups for bereaved parents for over 20 years. With his colleague Lawrence Calhoun, he published books on post-traumatic growth, an area of research that they have developed that examines personal transformations in the aftermath of traumatic life events. Their books include Trauma and Transformation, Posttraumatic Growth, Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth, Helping Bereaved Parents: A Clinician's Guide, and the Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth. Website: https://pages.charlotte.edu/richtedeschi/ Topics 00:00:54 Richard's interest in post-traumatic growth 00:04:05 Definition of post-traumatic growth (PTG) 00:06:01 Domains of PTG 00:10:02  Perceived change VS actual change 00:16:27 PTG as positive personality changes 00:20:42  Boulder Crest Institute's post-traumatic growth program 00:26:01 Trauma as a disruption in the psyche 00:29:16 Richard's roots in humanistic therapy 00:31:08 The subjective experience and response to trauma 00:36:43 Cultural differences in posttraumatic growth 00:40:24 Can posttraumatic growth and PTSD co-exist? 00:38:42 Post-ecstatic growth 00:44:50Catastrophe theory 00:46:07 The pandemic as a potential catalyst for growth 00:48:28 How to facilitate post-traumatic growth 

    Aaron Beck || Humanizing Psychiatry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 29:09

    Hi everyone, today is a very special episode of The Psychology Podcast. A few nights ago, the legendary psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Temkin Beck passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 100. Tim, as his friends and family affectionally called him, lived an exemplary, full life well lived. Personally, he was a dear mentor and friend of mine. I used to live in the building next door to him in Philadelphia and we'd have tuna sandwiches together on Sundays at his place and discuss humanistic psychology and how to treat patients as humans first. He was always so encouraging of my work, and I enjoyed our discussions about his life and work immensely. I will miss his bow tie, fist bumps, and a sharp mind, which lasted all the way until the end. In my last in-person meeting with him just before the pandemic hit, I handed him a microphone and asked if he would talk about what research he was most excited about these days and whether he could give any advice to young psychologists. That recording is what you will hear today on the podcast.Remarkably, Tim worked all the way up until his death. To many, he is most known for his work in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which is a time-sensitive, structured, present-oriented psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in more than 2,000 studies for the treatment of many different health and mental health conditions. When implemented correctly, CBT can help individuals get better and stay better.However, not many people know this, but Tim's work was much more than the seminal work he did pioneering CBT. Tim was recently working on a new form of psychotherapy with his colleagues Ellen Inverso and Paul Grant called "Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy”, which deeply humanizes psychiatric patients. Guided by Tim's cognitive model, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) is an evidence-based practice that provides concrete, actionable steps to promote recovery and resiliency. Originally developed to empower individuals given a diagnosis of schizophrenia, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy applies broadly to individuals experiencing extensive behavioral, social, and physical health challenges. It is a highly collaborative, person-centered, and strengths-based approach, as it is focused on developing and strengthening positive beliefs of purpose, hope, efficacy, empowerment and belonging. The approach is specially formulated and effective for individuals (i) who have a history of feeling disconnected and distrustful of service providers, (ii) who are not help-seeking, or (iii) who experience challenges that impede action towards aspirations. The reach of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy extends to mental health professionals across all disciplines, families and loved ones, and peers with lived experience.One other thing I'd like to mention before we get to today's episode is the Beck Institute. In 1994, Tim and his daughter, Dr. Judith S. Beck, founded Beck Institute as a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of improving lives worldwide through excellence and innovation in Cognitive Behavior Therapy training, practice, and research. In 2019, Beck Institute opened the Beck Institute Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy to train professionals and staff who work with individuals given a diagnosis of a serious mental health condition, such as schizophrenia. Beck Institute honors the legacy of Dr. Aaron Beck by providing training and resources in both CBT and CT-R to people around the world. In the nonprofit's 27-year history, over 28,000 health and mental health professionals have received training in CBT or CT-R through a variety of programs. You can help honor Dr. Aaron Beck's legacy by making a gift to the Aaron T. Beck Fund at Beck Institute. This enables the organization to continue Dr. Beck's latest work with the Center for CT-R at Beck Institute, develop programs, fund scholarships for trainees, and everything in between. The Beck Institute website can be found at beckinstitute.org. OK, now without further ado, I bring you our guest today, Dr. Aaron Beck. RIP,  Tim.       

    Isaac Prilleltensky || The Need to Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 60:06

    In this episode, I talk to Isaac Prilleltensky about well-being and happiness. We start our discussion by highlighting the environment and community's role in well-being instead of conceptualizing it as a purely individualistic construct. Isaac further elaborates on the dangers of mattering “too much” and why we need to balance personal and collective wellness. We also touch on the topics of fairness, social justice, humanistic psychology, and Isaac's works as a humor writer. BioIsaac Prilleltensky holds the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being at the University of Miami. He's published 12 books and over 140 articles and chapters. His interests are in the promotion of well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities; and in the integration of wellness and fairness. His most recent book is How People Matter: Why It Affects Health, Happiness, Love, Work, and Society, co-authored with his wife, Dr. Ora Prilleltensky. Website: www.professorisaac.com/ Topics 00:01:10 Isaac's definition of well-being 00:04:55 Predictors of well-being and happiness 00:06:58 The need to matter 00:09:48 Corrective justice to achieve equality 00:19:31 Me vs. We Culture 00:25:44 Fairness is a prerequisite for mattering 00:28:18 Risks of glorifying grit and resilience 00:32:16 Balancing liberty, fraternity, and equality for a self-actualized society 00:39:27 Democratize happiness 00:43:29 The right and responsibility to matter 00:51:27 Psychology and the status quo 00:53:44 Isaac as a humor writer: smarter through laughter 00:56:21 Fun for Wellness 

    George Bonanno || The New Science of Resilience

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 57:28

    In this episode, I talk to George Bonanno about trauma and resiliency. We start off by discussing what people get wrong about trauma and how this led to the invention of the PTSD diagnosis. George defines what resilience is, how it's different from growth, and its paradoxical correlation to individual differences. Finally, he elaborates on how the flexibility mindset and sequence help us get through personal traumatic events or global tragedies like 9/11 or the COVID-19 pandemic. Bio Dr. George Bonanno is a professor of psychology, chair of the department of counseling in clinical psychology, and director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Teachers College Columbia University. He's the author of The Other Side of Sadness and The End of Trauma. Website: www.tc.columbia.edu/LTElab/ Twitter: @giorgiobee Topics 00:01:41 Jerome L. Singer's influence on George 00:05:42 Society's skewed view of trauma 00:08:15 Explaining the PTSD diagnosis 00:10:38 People are more resilient than you think 00:14:23 Resilience VS growth 00:19:50 The resilience paradox 00:24:44 The flexibility mindset 00:29:58 The flexibility sequence 00:34:50 How to be more flexible 00:38:11 Goal-directed self-talk 00:47:50 The resilience blind spot 00:50:06 What 9/11 teaches us about resilience 00:53:10 We'll overcome the COVID-19 pandemic  

    Steven Pinker || Why Rationality Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 65:41

    Today it's great to have Steven Pinker on the podcast. Dr. Pinker is the Johnstone professor of psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books. He's been elected to the National Academy of Science, and named as one of Time's “100 Most Influential People”, and one of Foreign Policy's “100 Leading Global Thinkers”. His books include How the Mind Works, The Blank State, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style, Enlightenment Now, and most recently, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.  In this episode, I talk to Steven about the definition of rationality, how it relates to truth, and how it's different from logic. We also discuss the trade-offs in decision making, the limited usefulness of strategic irrationality, the boundaries of socially acceptable fiction, and why people have weird beliefs among other things.Website: stevenpinker.comTwitter: @sapinker Topics01:02 Must we always follow reason? 03:34 Steven's definition of rationality 05:24 Tension between conflicting goals 08:31 What is truth? 13:12 When to apply logic or rationality 23:14 There can be no trade-off between rationality and justice 25:35 Politicizing knowledge and research 29:24 Strategic irrationality has limits 36:13 Taboo trade-offs, heretical counterfactuals, and forbidden base rates 42:04 The changing norms of acceptable fiction 45:56 Why rationality is cool 49:39 The costs of decision making 55:54 Progress came from utilitarian reasoning 57:52 "The pandemic of poppycock" 01:01:23 Expressive rationality: morally empowering beliefs 01:05:26 Bayesian reasoning  

    Annie Murphy Paul || The Extended Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 48:43

    Today it's great to have Annie Murphy Paul on the podcast. Annie writes about how the findings of cognitive science and psychology could help us to think and act more intelligently. Annie contributes to the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review, Slate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She's also the author of a number of books including The Cult of Personality, Origins, and most recently, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. In this episode, I talk to Annie about the research and concepts in her new book The Extended Mind. We debunk the notion that intelligence is only in the brain by discussing how our bodies, spaces, and relationships all contribute to thought processes. Finally, we also touch on how to build knowledge and expertise through productive cognitive loops, cognitive unloading, and imitation.  Topics 01:05 Thinking outside the brain 03:54 Individual differences in interception 09:51 Annie's definition of intelligence 13:30 Cognitive loops enhance intelligence 15:31 Is the mind always extended? 17:10 The brain's dynamic role in thinking 21:14 COVID-19 has turned us into “brains in front of screens” 24:57 Information overload 28:11 Using intuition to think rationally 30:22 Expertise is not brain bound 31:37 The best relationship hack: eat spicy food together 33:50 The research behind The Extended Mind 38:32 Cognitive unloading 40:51 Mastery through imitation 43:00 Scott's theories about shared expertise 45:39 Reminiscing about Annie's first episode on The Psychology Podcast 46:22 Embracing the extended heartSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Annie Murphy Paul || The Extended Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 49:27

    Today it's great to have Annie Murphy Paul on the podcast. Annie writes about how the findings of cognitive science and psychology could help us to think and act more intelligently. Annie contributes to the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review, Slate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She's also the author of a number of books including The Cult of Personality, Origins, and most recently, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. In this episode, I talk to Annie about the research and concepts in her new book The Extended Mind. We debunk the notion that intelligence is only in the brain by discussing how our bodies, spaces, and relationships all contribute to thought processes. Finally, we also touch on how to build knowledge and expertise through productive cognitive loops, cognitive unloading, and imitation. Topics 01:05 Thinking outside the brain 03:54 Individual differences in interoception 09:51 Annie's definition of intelligence 13:30 Cognitive loops enhance intelligence 15:31 Is the mind always extended? 17:10 The brain's dynamic role in thinking 21:14 COVID-19 has turned us into “brains in front of screens” 24:57 Information overload 28:11 Using intuition to think rationally 30:22 Expertise is not brain bound 31:37 The best relationship hack: eat spicy food together 33:50 The research behind The Extended Mind 38:32 Cognitive unloading 40:51 Mastery through imitation 43:00 Scott's theories about shared expertise 45:39 Reminiscing about Annie's first episode on The Psychology Podcast 46:22 Embracing the extended heart --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Kathryn Paige Harden || Genetic Inequality, IQ, and Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 81:39

    Today it's great to have Paige Harden on the podcast. Dr. Harden is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where is the director of the Developmental Behavior Genetics lab and co-director of the Texas Twin Project. Her new book is called The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality. Topics· Heritability does not imply determinism· What is the value of the heritability coefficient?· Nature and nurture are always intertwined· Genes, giftedness, and responsibility· Separating individual differences from hierarchy· Genetics as a tool for social policy· Can we systematically improve general intelligence?· Prioritizing self-actualization in education· Group differences data, racism, inequality· Anti-eugenics and the great synthesis· Polygenic scores: evaluations, correlations, and applications

    Kathryn Paige Harden || Genetic Inequality, IQ, and Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 82:17

    Today it's great to have Paige Harden on the podcast. Dr. Harden is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where is the director of the Developmental Behavior Genetics lab and co-director of the Texas Twin Project. Her new book is called The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality. Topics · Heritability does not imply determinism · What is the value of the heritability coefficient? · Nature and nurture are always intertwined · Genes, giftedness, and responsibility · Separating individual differences from hierarchy · Genetics as a tool for social policy · Can we systematically improve general intelligence? · Prioritizing self-actualization in education · Group differences data, racism, inequality · Anti-eugenics and the great synthesis · Polygenic scores: evaluations, correlations, and applications --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Nick Gillespie || Libertarianism, Soft Parenting, and Cancel Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 56:21

    Today it's great to have Nick Gillespie on the podcast. Nick is a libertarian journalist who is currently an editor at large at Reason. A two-time finalist for digital National Magazine Awards, Gillespie's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Slate, Salon, Time.com, Marketplace, and basically any other publication that you're ever going to read. The Daily Beast named Nick one of “The Right's Top 25 Journalists”, calling him “clear headed, brainy…among the foremost libertarians in America.” Topics· Reason: “free minds and free markets”· What does being a libertarian mean?· A critique of American's intervention in Afghanistan· Nick's childhood and upbringing· The values of libertarianism· Parallels between Maslow and libertarianism· Nick's pseudonym Mr. Myxzptlk· Child-proofing the world· How parenting styles and expectations shape children· The millennial experience of pressure and self-actualization· The paradox of marginalization and acceptance in current society· The purpose of cancel culture· Canceling people in positions of power

    Nick Gillespie || Libertarianism, Soft Parenting, and Cancel Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 61:55

    Today it's great to have Nick Gillespie on the podcast. Nick is a libertarian journalist who is currently an editor at large at Reason. A two-time finalist for digital National Magazine Awards, Gillespie's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Slate, Salon, Time.com, Marketplace, and basically any other publication that you're ever going to read. The Daily Beast named Nick one of “The Right's Top 25 Journalists”, calling him “clear headed, brainy…among the foremost libertarians in America.” Topics: · Reason: “free minds and free markets” · What does being a libertarian mean? · A critique of American's intervention in Afghanistan · Nick's childhood and upbringing · The values of libertarianism · Parallels between Maslow and libertarianism · Nick's pseudonym Mr. Myxzptlk · Child-proofing the world · How parenting styles and expectations shape children · The millennial experience of pressure and self-actualization · The paradox of marginalization and acceptance in current society · The purpose of cancel culture · Canceling people in positions of power --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Richard Ryan || Self-Determination Theory & Human Motivation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 64:30

    Today it's great to have Richard Ryan on the podcast. Dr. Ryan is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney and professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ryan is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), one of the leading theories of human motivation. He's among the most cited researchers in psychology and social sciences today, ranking among the top 1% of researchers in the field. Dr. Ryan has been recognized as one of the eminent psychologists of the modern era, listed among the top 20 most influential industrial organizational psychologists and has been honored with many distinguished career awards. He's co-author with Edward Deci of the book Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness. Topics· Dr. Ryan's interest in psychology· Dr. Ryan's influences in psychology and philosophy· What is self-determination?· The continuum of motivation· The underdog narrative as a motivating force· Self-Determination Theory's Basic Needs· Is benevolence a basic need?· Ego involvement in exploration and self-esteem· Dr. Ryan's attempt to meet Maslow· Transcendence, mindfulness, and integration· Self-Determination Theory in relationships· Changing organization culture through motivationWorks· How do we fix the current education system?· Dr. Ryan's view of positive psychology· SDT as a criterion to improve social policy· Dr. Ryan's upcoming projects

    Richard Ryan || Self-Determination Theory & Human Motivation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 69:14

    Today it's great to have Richard Ryan on the podcast. Dr. Ryan is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney and professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ryan is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), one of the leading theories of human motivation. He's among the most cited researchers in psychology and social sciences today, ranking among the top 1% of researchers in the field. Dr. Ryan has been recognized as one of the eminent psychologists of the modern era, listed among the top 20 most influential industrial organizational psychologists and has been honored with many distinguished career awards. He's co-author with Edward Deci of the book Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness. Topics · Dr. Ryan's interest in psychology · Dr. Ryan's influences in psychology and philosophy · What is self-determination? · The continuum of motivation · The underdog narrative as a motivating force · Self-Determination Theory's Basic Needs · Is benevolence a basic need? · Ego involvement in exploration and self-esteem · Dr. Ryan's attempt to meet Maslow · Transcendence, mindfulness, and integration · Self-Determination Theory in relationships · Changing organization culture through motivationWorks · How do we fix the current education system? · Dr. Ryan's view of positive psychology · SDT as a criterion to improve social policy · Dr. Ryan's upcoming projects --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Ron Friedman || Reverse Engineering Greatness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 51:05

    Today we have Ron Friedman on the podcast. Dr. Friedman is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. He has served in the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, political leaders, and world's leading non-profits. His books include The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace and most recently Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success. Topics: · Achieve greatness through reverse engineering · Reverse Outlining, the most popular TED Talk · The Xerox Story with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates · Why complete copycats fail · Originality is not creativity · Start a collection of masterpieces · How The Ritz-Carlton Hotel uses the Scoreboard Principle · Courage alone is not enough for success · Strategic practice and cross-training · Does visualization increase chances of success? · How copying can facilitate creativity --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Ron Friedman || Reverse Engineering Greatness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 46:09

    Today we have Ron Friedman on the podcast. Dr. Friedman is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. He has served in the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, political leaders, and world's leading non-profits. His books include The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace and most recently Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success.  Topics· Achieve greatness through reverse engineering· Reverse Outlining, the most popular TED Talk· The Xerox Story with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates· Why complete copycats fail· Originality is not creativity· Start a collection of masterpieces· How The Ritz-Carlton Hotel uses the Scoreboard Principle· Courage alone is not enough for success· Strategic practice and cross-training· Does visualization increase chances of success?· How copying can facilitate creativity      

    Brad Stulberg || Finding Groundedness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 50:51

    Today we have Brad Stulberg on the podcast. Brad is an internationally known expert on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success. He's co-author of the bestselling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Forbes, and more. He's a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. In his coaching practice, Brad works with executives and entrepreneurs on their performance and well-being and he regularly speaks to large organizations on these topics as well. His latest book is called The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds−Not Crushes−Your Soul. Topics · The truth with a capital T · Brad's coaching practice · The Practice of Groundedness · Benefits of exercise and movement · What is groundedness? · The right way to strive · The problem with hustle culture, optimization, and biohacking · Research findings about loneliness, alcoholism, and anxiety · Accepting where you are to get where you want to be · Difference between stillness and groundedness · Process mindset over results mindset --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Irvin Yalom || Existential Psychotherapy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:58

    Today it's great to have Irvin Yalom on the podcast. Yalom is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University's School of Medicine and author of many internationally bestselling books including Love's Executioner, The Gift of Therapy, Becoming Myself, and When Nietzsche Wept. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundations' Fund Prize in Psychiatry. His textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy are classics and have influenced me personally, deeply. Dr. Yalom lives in Palo Alto, California. Topics · Dr. Yalom's childhood and upbringing · Dr. Yalom's interest in existential psychology · Group therapy and death anxiety · Rollo May's influence on Dr. Yalom · Dr. Yalom's books · Death anxiety and regret · Coping with his wife's death · Meeting Viktor Frankl, Carl Rogers, and other legends in psychology · Last moments with Rollo May · A Matter of Death and Life with the Yaloms · Dr. Yalom's advice to therapists · Overcoming the terror of death · Serene acceptance of death --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Heather McGhee || What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 64:35

    Today we have Heather McGhee on the podcast. Heather is an expert in economic and social policy. The former president of the inequality-focused thinktank “Demos” McGhee has drafted a legislation testified before Congress and contributed regularly in news shows including MBC's “Meet the Press”. She now chairs the board of “Color of Change”, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University and a JD from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Her latest book is called “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”. Topics · Disconnect between policy makers and working families · Heather's hope for America · Zero-sum racial competition in White and Black People · The true definition of “White Privilege” · Racist policy-making in determining economic opportunity · How the Subprime Mortgage Crisis was fueled by racism · Heather meeting a white supremacist-turned-anti-racist advocate · “The Big Lie” in election results · Trump's “Populist” Agenda · Black and White people on environmentalism · Systems in America as the biggest barrier in racial education --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Gary Heil || Choose Love, Not Fear in the Workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 55:14

    Today it's great to have Gary Heil on the podcast. Gary is an author, educator, lawyer, consultant, and coach. He's the co-founder for The Center for Innovative Leadership where he continues to advise leaders in a wide range of industries and cultural issues. And he has served in a number of public and private boards including Gymboree, Red Envelope, and Front Range Solutions. He presently serves as the chairman of the board of CellTech Metals. He's the co-author of a number of bestselling books including Leadership and the Customer Revolution, One Size Fits All, Maslow on Management, The Leader's New Clothes, Revisiting the Human Side of Enterprise, Douglas McGregor Revisited, and Choose Love Not Fear: How the Best Leaders Build Cultures of Engagement and Innovation that Unleash Human Potential. Topics: · Build great teams with love not fear · Why aren't we developing better leaders? · Organizations' outdated motivation strategies · Culture homogenizes behavior · Leaders suffer from motivated blindness · The democratization of power · Millennial's approach to leadership and organizations · Choosing love first before competence · Revisiting Douglas McGregor and Abraham Maslow · The Quiz You Cannot Fail · Ordinary people are capable of greatness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Jon Levy || The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 50:23

    Today it's great to chat with Jon Levy on the podcast. Jon is a behavioral scientist best known for his work on influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the way companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands like Microsoft, Google, AB InBev, and Samsung to startups. His latest book is called You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence. Topics: · Jon's interest in influence and social networks · The Influencers Dinner · The influence of meaningful connections · What is trust and how does it work? · Giving a platform to the voiceless · How being generous can help you succeed · "Relationship hack: Use the vulnerability loop" · Connecting is not the same as networking · Stories from the Influencers Dinner · Jon's personal metric of success --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Gleb Tsipursky || Cognitive Bias in Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 52:54

    Today it's great to have Gleb Tsipursky on the podcast. Gleb is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts where he consults, coaches, and trains leaders on decision making and risk management strategy. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky has over 550 articles and 450 interviews in prominent venues such as Psychology Today, USA Today, Fast Company, CBS News, Time, and elsewhere. He's also a bestselling author known for Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. His new book is The Blind Spots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias & Build Better Relationships available at disasteravoidanceexperts.com/blindspots. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and to avoid disaster in his personal life, he makes sure to spend ample time with his wife. Topics: · Should you ever go with your gut? · Why our fight or flight response is a blind spot · Tribalism fuels disagreement in modern society · In-group and out-group bias · The halo and horn effect · Shame does not promote diversity and inclusion · The illusion of transparency · How to listen and communicate better · Expert intuition and empathy in relationships · When can we trust our intuition? · Strategies to improve mental fitness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Michael Lewis || A Doctor Shares Life Lessons From His Experiences with Michael Jordan and Abraham Maslow

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 73:00

    Today it's great to have Michael Lewis on the podcast. Michael is an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He's been an orthopedic consultant to the Chicago White Sox baseball team and Chicago Wolves hockey team and the Chicago Bulls basketball team, with whom he earned two championship rings. Dr. Lewis has treated numerous world-class athletes from several continents including All-Star professional basketball and baseball players and Olympic medal winners. He's the author of several books including a memoir entitled, The Ball's in Your Court, where he shares life lessons from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and none other than Abraham Maslow. Topics: · The Ball's in Your Court · Michael's childhood and upbringing · A life-changing epiphany with Abraham Maslow · Classroom experience of a Maslow lecture · How students reacted to Maslow's ideas · From psychiatrist to orthopedic surgeon · Meeting the White Sox and Bill Veeck · Chicago Bulls and The Last Dance · Game-changing medical decisions · Anecdotes with Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson · Remembering Brian Williams · Seeing More Colors and Michael's other books --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Colin DeYoung || Rethinking Mental Illness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 77:08

    Today it's great to have Colin DeYoung on the podcast. Dr. DeYoung is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Personality, Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics program. He researches the structures and sources of psychological traits using neuroscience methods to investigate their biological substrates. He developed a general theory of personality: Cybernetic Big Five Theory which identifies psychological functions associated with major personality traits as well as their connection to other elements of personality and various life outcomes including mental illness. Topics · Definitions of mental illness · The problem with DSM-5's diagnostic categories · The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) · What is cybernetics? · A Cybernetic Theory of Psychopathology · How Colin's theory differs from abnormal psychology · Differences between mental disorder and psychopathology · Characteristic adaptations and personality traits · Moving towards a dimensional model of psychopathology · What qualifies as cybernetic dysfunction? · Narcissism, anti-social behavior, and successful psychopaths · Legal interventions for risky profiles without stigmatization · The need for non-pharmacological interventions --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Jordan Peterson || Chatting About Human Nature

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 124:26

    Today's episode includes a conversation between Dr. Jordan B Peterson and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman. Dr. Peterson is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the bestsellers 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. Note that this episode originally appeared on the Jordan B Peterson Podcast on June 17, 2021. Topics · Combining cognitive science with the humanistic psychology tradition · Scott's experience studying IQ and intelligence · The link between openness to experience and mystical experiences · Scott discusses his book Transcend · Self-actualization and The Big Five personality traits · Does increased aggression lead to stable human societal hierarchies? · Jordan and Scott discuss mating patterns among humans · Sex differences towards abuse of power · Mentorship and transcendence · The transition from naivety to cynicism to courage --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

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