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Join the world renowned psychology and philosophy professor; Dr. Stuart Shanker as he takes us on a journey through the historical, political, scientific and philosophical background of some of the biggest issues of our time.

In our 6-episode first Season, join Dr. Shanker each week as he unpacks a new topic such as Freedom and Constraint, Polarization, COVID-19, Anti-Vaxxers, Shamelessness and Threats to Democracy. Each episode has important lessons for us all, linking back to the Shanker Self-Reg perspective and will shed new light on these important topics.

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The Shanker Chronicles Self-Reg Global

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join the world renowned psychology and philosophy professor; Dr. Stuart Shanker as he takes us on a journey through the historical, political, scientific and philosophical background of some of the biggest issues of our time.

In our 6-episode first Season, join Dr. Shanker each week as he unpacks a new topic such as Freedom and Constraint, Polarization, COVID-19, Anti-Vaxxers, Shamelessness and Threats to Democracy. Each episode has important lessons for us all, linking back to the Shanker Self-Reg perspective and will shed new light on these important topics.

Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker

Interested in more Self-Reg Learning?
• www.selfregglobal.com
• Twitter - @SelfRegGlobal
• Facebook - @SelfRegGlobal
• Instagram - @Self_Reg_Global

    #6 - The REAL Threat to Democracy | Season Finale

    #6 - The REAL Threat to Democracy | Season Finale

    Dr. Stuart Shanker concludes season 1 of The Shanker Chronicles Podcast by deep-diving into the most urgent issue of all - the REAL threat to democracy. From advertisement to politics, sugar, Netflix, and Facebook, Dr. Shanker explores the power the psychology of reasoning and data science has over society and democracy.
    Join Dr. Shanker at this season finale, as he shares the true meaning of freedom and the real goal of Self-Reg.


    0:00 Intro
    0:36 Looking Back
    4:09 American Tobacco Company
    8:52 "Instead of a dessert, reach for a cigarette!"
    11:05 The "Green" Campaign
    13:04 Manipulated Consumers
    16:29 The Psychology of Reasoning
    20:05 Data Science - Netflix Vs. The Wrong Hands
    34:50 Freedom - The Ability to Choose
    39:42 Trump Campaign - Data Science Masterpiece
    42:52 Cambridge Analytica
    48:34 Political Lying Isn't New
    51:30 Familiarity is Red Brain. Truth is Blue Brain.
    53:17 Summary - The Important Insight
    58:19 The Real Goal of Self-Reg


    The Netflix Technology Blog - https://netflixtechblog.com


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    • 1 hr
    #5 - Shamelessness

    #5 - Shamelessness

    In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker overtly unpacks the ever-growing attitude - shamelessness. He reviews the attitude's largest influence sources, from politics to business leaders, provides examples from significant historical events, and explores whether it is narcissistic behaviour or not.
    Join Dr. Shanker as he applies a Self-Reg lens on shamelessness and shares the neurological, social, and emotional impact it has on people all around the world.
    0:00 Intro
    0:35 Shamelessness is Growing
    2:32 Weaponizing Shamelessness
    6:12 The Impact
    9:20 Narcissism?
    12:41 The Roots - The Cold War
    19:51 Fighting Fire With Fire
    25:00 Nixon - "Use Any Means! Is That Clear?"
    33:20 Trump - Power Becomes The Goal
    35:36 Morality Shift
    41:52 Cohesion Vs. Terror
    48:41 So Are Shameless Leaders Narcissists?
    51:13 Summary - "We Must Resist That Temptation"
    56:49 Outro


    The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism
    Book by Steve Kornacki:
    https://www.google.ca/books/edition/The_Red_and_the_Blue/sO9EDwAAQBAJ?hl=enandgbpv=1andprintsec=frontcover


    Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global.


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    • 57 min
    #4 - The Anti-Vax Movement

    #4 - The Anti-Vax Movement

    In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker puts judgment aside and attempts to understand the dynamics that the Anti-Vax movement has created. He explores this topic by reviewing its history, social, emotional, and health implications.
    Dr. Shanker explains how people of all sides of any debate can become more curious, listen and understand each other better by reaching the blue-brain state that allows for learning to occur.
    The College of Physicians of Philadelphia published a great piece on this “History of Anti-Vaccination Movements”:
    https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/history-anti-vaccination-movements
    0:00 Intro
    0:35 The Better We Understand
    2:05 The Situation at Hand
    5:36 A Self-Reg Lens
    8:15 Why I Wonder This
    11:55 Smallpox Anti-Vax Movement
    17:40 Eradication! But…
    20:59 MMR Anti-Vax Movement
    25:50 Infomation Vs. Attitudes
    30:13 5 Features of Anti-Vax Movement
    33:50 “Denialism” as Ego Defence
    39:15 Shame
    44:23 Summary - Red Brain Issue
    52:03 Outro
    Article by Jena and Worsham (NYT Dec 22 2021):
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/21/opinion/vaccine-hesitancy-covid-omicron.html
    Leon Seltzer made an interesting point in this regard: “I regard most shameless behaviour as a cover-up for deeper feelings of shame, which the individual is either too scared or too defended to confront.”
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/evolution-the-self/200911/shameful-or-shameless-if-you-had-which-would-you-choose
    Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global.


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    • 53 min
    #3 - Self-Reg, COVID & Safety

    #3 - Self-Reg, COVID & Safety

    In this episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker discusses the impact global events such as the pandemic have on our emotional state, sense of safety, and the toll they take on our overall wellbeing. Dr. Shanker also unpacks the early era of COVID and reflects on them by revisiting situations in the past that had a similar effect on society.
    Dr. Stuart Shanker ties all these different events and concepts through the most consistent conflict society has to endure in modern times - messy science versus strong emotions.
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    • 39 min
    #2 - Freedom & Constraint

    #2 - Freedom & Constraint

    Join Dr. Stuart Shanker as he explores the concept of freedom: what freedom really means and what allows us to truly be free. Dr. Shanker dives into the history of the concept of freedom as the ability to choose and discusses the link between the anti-vax movement, beliefs around personal freedoms and the Red-Brain epidemic.
    Dr. Shanker then explains the brain-body response to constraint (or the removal of our freedoms), how this sends us into Red-Brain, limiting our ability to choose and how we as a society need to stay in Blue-Brain to maintain our ability to understand and work through the many challenges that we face today.
    Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global.
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    • 30 min
    #1 - Polarization - Politics, Fear & Anxiety

    #1 - Polarization - Politics, Fear & Anxiety

    In this first episode, Dr. Stuart Shanker discusses the concept of polarization and describes how societies around the world are seemingly becoming more polarized and how this is being utilized for political gain by promoting fear and anger. Diving deeper, Dr. Shanker explains the chronic anxiety that polarization causes, the effect it has on the human body and whether a true liberal democracy can exist amongst such fear and anger.
    Thank you for listening to The Shanker Chronicles, part of the Self-Reg Pods family and brought to you by Self-Reg Global.
    Hear more from Dr. Shanker on Twitter - @StuartShanker
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    • 27 min

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