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Social psychologist Chris Martin talks about civility, polarization, truth, ideology, and pedagogy with Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, and others. Produced by Heterodox Academy.

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Social psychologist Chris Martin talks about civility, polarization, truth, ideology, and pedagogy with Jon Haidt, John McWhorter, Alice Dreger, Glenn Loury, Cristine Legare, and others. Produced by Heterodox Academy.

    What Is Moral Grandstanding with Justin Tosi & Brandon Warmke.

    What Is Moral Grandstanding with Justin Tosi & Brandon Warmke.

    Justin Tosi (https://www.justintosi.com/) and Brandon Warmke (http://brandonwarmke.com/) talk about their new book Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0851PR3DB/) on this episode. They explain how moral grandstanding differs from other vices like hypocrisy, and how it’s not the same as virtue signaling. They talk about psychological research that they have done with Joshua Green to create the grandstanding scale, which measures the motives for grandstanding, namely, prestige and dominance. Their findings suggest that the most partisan people are the most likely to engage in moral grandstanding.
    You can follow Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke on Twitter @JustinTosi (https://twitter.com/JustinTosi) and @BrandonWarmke (https://twitter.com/BrandonWarmke).  If you have any comments you can contact Chris Martin at podcast@heterodoxacaemy.org or on twitter @Chrismartin76.
    Here is the transcript (https://heterodoxacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/091_Brandon_Justin_transcript.pdf) of the episode.
    Related Links
    The psychology of moral grandstanding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNQqst5o3X4), The Big Think on YouTube
    Wrath, a talk by Justin Tosi on grandstanding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ6UWQAzE5c&t=196s), from the Seven Deadly Sins series, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs



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    Cocktails and Canceled Conversations with Elizabeth Loftus

    Cocktails and Canceled Conversations with Elizabeth Loftus

    This episode features cognitive psychologist and human memory expert, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus (https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/eloftus/). It’s a recording of a live webinar hosted by HxA on June 8, 2020 called Cocktails and Canceled Conversations with Elizabeth Loftus.
    Dr. Loftus is a Distinguished Professor at UC-Irvine in the Department of Psychological Science and the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society. She has published over 20 books and 600 scientific articles, and she has served as an expert witness or consultant in hundreds of cases, including the McMartin Preschool Molestation case, the Hillside Strangler, the Menendez brothers, and the Oklahoma Bombing. Earlier this year, Dr. Loftus was scheduled to speak at New York University, but her talk was canceled following her testimony at the Harvey Weinstein trial.
    You can follow Meghan on twitter @eloftus1 (https://twitter.com/eloftus1). If you have any comments you can contact Cory Clark at clark@heterodoxacademy.org or on twitter @ImHardcory (https://twitter.com/ImHardcory).
    Here is the transcript (https://heterodoxacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/090_Elizabeth_Loftus_Transcript.pdf) of the episode.
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    Psychological Safety for Professors and Students with Amy Edmondson

    Psychological Safety for Professors and Students with Amy Edmondson

    Amy Edmondson (https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451) is my guest on this episode. She’s an organizational psychologist at Harvard Business School and she’s known for her highly influential studies of psychological safety, the sense that you can be honest and open and can take interpersonal risks at your workplace without fear of punishment. She has also published influential papers on team formation, and organizational learning.
    We’ll be talking about her book The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (https://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Organization-Psychological-Workplace-Innovation/dp/1119477247), published last year and how college and university professors can leverage this research.
     
    Related Links
    ·The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (https://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Organization-Psychological-Workplace-Innovation/dp/1119477247) by Amy Edmondson

    ·Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy (https://www.amazon.com/Teaming-Organizations-Innovate-Compete-Knowledge/dp/078797093X/) by Amy Edmondson
    ·Amy Edmondson’s Faculty Page (https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451)
    ·Building a psychologically safe workplace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhoLuui9gX8), a TEDx Harvard Graduate School of Education talk
    ·How to turn a group of strangers into a team (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3boKz0Exros), a TEDx New York talk
     
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    The Problem With Everything with Meghan Daum

    The Problem With Everything with Meghan Daum

    Meghan Daum (https://www.meghandaum.com/) is a columnist for Medium, an adjunct faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University's School of the Arts, and author of five books, one of which we will be discussing today, The Problem With Everything: A Journey Through the New Culture Wars. It was named one of the 100 notable books of 2019 by the New York Times.
    In a recent book club meeting, HxA read The Problem with Everything, a critique of contemporary feminism. On this episode, Cory Clark talks to Meghan about the book, and includes some questions from our book club participants..
    You can follow Meghan on twitter @meghan_daum (https://twitter.com/meghan_daum). If you have any comments you can contact Cory Clark at clark@heterodoxacaemy.org or on twitter @ImHardcory (https://twitter.com/ImHardcory).
    Related Links
    The Problem With Everything: A Journey Through the New Culture Wars by Meghan Daum: https://www.meghandaum.com/the-problem-with-everything (https://www.meghandaum.com/the-problem-with-everything)
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    Michael Kruse, Being a Journalist in a Social Media World

    Michael Kruse, Being a Journalist in a Social Media World

    Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer at POLITICO, where he writes about presidential candidates and campaigns. He has been a journalist since his undergraduate years at Davidson College, and worked for the Tampa Bay Times before joining POLITICO. He has won a number of awards including the National Press Foundation’s Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine, and Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.
    We’ll be talking about the supposedly post-truth world that we live in and what college students should know about the nature of journalism.

    86. Adam Domby, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

    86. Adam Domby, The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

    Adam Domby is my guest today. He’s a history professor at the College of Charleston and we’llbe talking about his research on the statue of Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill.
    That statue commemorated a Confederate soldier and was erected at a main universityentrance in 1913. When Domby was a student at Chapel Hill in the early 2010s, he uncoveredthe dedication speech of the statue showing its connection to White supremacy. The statuewas pulled down by activists in 2018 and there has been an ongoing legal dispute over what todo with the statue.
    I’ll also be talking about Adam’s new book The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory published in February this year, which is partially about thelies told by the people who sponsored this statue but mainly about lies told about NorthCarolina’s history after the Civil War and the function of those lies.
    You can follow Adam on twitter @AdamHDomby. (https://twitter.com/AdamHDomby)
     

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