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Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with 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, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.

The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman Scott Barry Kaufman

    • Social Sciences
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Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with 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, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.

    Sian Beilock || How Not to Choke Under Pressure

    Sian Beilock || How Not to Choke Under Pressure

    Today it’s great to have Sian Beilock on the podcast. Sian began her tenure as Barnard College President in July 2017, after spending 12 years at the University of Chicago, where she served on the faculty as the Stella M. Rowley Professor of psychology and an executive vice provost. Her work as a cognitive scientist revolves around performance anxiety and reveals simple psychological strategies that can be used to ensure success in everything from test-taking and public speaking to athletics and job interviews. In 2010, she wrote the critically acclaimed book, Choke, and in 2015 she wrote How The Body Knows Its Mind. In 2017, she won the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, and her recent TED Talk has been viewed more than 2 million times.

    Time Stamps

    [02:57] Sian’s interest in real-world practical applications of science

    [04:04] Why writing a book can sometimes be a daunting process

    [08:07] Choking Under Pressure

    [09:50] Is flow the opposite of choking?

    [11:20] Being in the right frame of mind in different situations

    [11:59] Sian’s definition of choking

    [13:30] Factors influencing a woman’s career success

    [17:20] A teacher’s math anxiety and how it impacts a student’s self-belief

    [19:20] Advice to young people on matters of confidence

    [20:02] Importance of taking risks in uncomfortable situations

    [20:48] How to mentally prepare yourself for high stakes situations

    [22:07] Barnard College as a unique academic institution

    [24:47] Sian’s ultimate topic in a freshman seminar

    [27:01] Why college campuses are important places to have cultural conversations

    [28:16] How curriculums can incorporate science into today’s reality

    [30:03] Teaching about how to think and not what to think

    [31:03] Why classrooms should not be considered a safe space

    [32:12] Why it’s okay to feel uncomfortable sometimes

    [35:09] How the body knows its mind

    [37:35] How nature can change how you approach different scenarios in life

    [37:57] The Alexander technique in eliminating physical tension

    [38:58] How an acting class can help you get used to being uncomfortable

    [39:22] Sian’s final tips

    • 43 min
    Susan Baum || To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled

    Susan Baum || To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled

    Today it’s great to have Susan Baum on the podcast. Dr. Baum is the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional children. She is also Provost of the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. She is the author of many books and articles primarily focusing on understanding and nurturing the needs of special populations of gifted underachieving students including the award-winning 3rd edition of her seminal work To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled. Her research and experience in the field of twice-exceptional education have earned her much recognition: 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the Weinfeld Group, 2011 recipient of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted “Friend of the Gifted Award; the 2015 Distinguished Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education; the Lifetime Achievement Award from AEGUS and the 2e Newsletter in 2017, as well as the Alexinia Baldwin Award from National Association for Gifted Students in 2019.

    Time Stamps

    [01:30] Dr. Baum’s experience in the field of twice-exceptional education

    [02:53] “Gifted Education” research in 1985

    [04:07] What it means to be 2e

    [06:00] The difference between gifted and non-gifted in students with learning disabilities

    [07:50] What counts as “gifted”

    [09:25] The importance of divergent thinking in creative problem-solving

    [14:07] Dr. Baum’s work on multiple intelligences theory

    [16:18] Dr. Baum’s assessment tools for identifying strengths, interests and talents

    [19:54] The 4 personality types identified by Dr. Baum’s assessment tools

    [24:48] Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education and embracing neurodiversity

    [30:18] “It isn’t easy being green”

    [36:33] Learning styles vs. strengths

    [41:58] General intelligence and working memory in 2e learners

    [46:05] Circumventing the limitations of working memory and strengths-based education

    [49:41] The importance of a community of support in 2e education

    • 53 min
    Shellye Archambeau || Unapolegetically Ambitious

    Shellye Archambeau || Unapolegetically Ambitious

    Today it’s great to have Shellye Archambeau on the podcast. Archambeau is one of high tech's first female African American CEOs and has a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. She is also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University, and serves on the board of two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven. She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms. 

    Time Stamps

    [01:45] Shellye Archambeau as a tech industry business leader

    [03:44] Feeling like an outsider growing up

    [04:32] The birth of Shellye’s tenacity

    [06:02] You can’t affect what people say to you or people do to you but you can control how you respond.

    [06:27] Why you need to stop people from controlling your emotions

    [09:45] Shellye’s mother as a “professional parent”

    [11:03] Creating a life plan in college

    [12:28] The importance of making decisions that are consistent with your plans

    [14:03] “Find your cheerleaders”

    [17:16] Don’t let them win

    [19:24] Opening your own doors

    [19:52] How to fall in love with a future image of yourself

    [20:55] Early influences during Shellye’s tech journey

    [22:10] How to foster self determination

    [24:04] Tips on how to build your reputation

    [25:03] Stop having second thoughts

    [29:01] Why you need to start embracing your limits

    [30:50] Being unapologetically ambitious

    [31:46] Why it is okay to be ambitious (and why it's not the same thing as narcissism)

    [33:32] Resilience and staying connected

    [34:16] How to identify your network

    [35:50] You deserve it

    [37:42] How to find your current

    • 41 min
    Sharon Salzberg || Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World

    Sharon Salzberg || Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World

    Today it’s great to have Sharon Salzberg on the podcast. Sharon is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, now in its second edition, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, released in September of 2020 from Flatiron Books. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences, and retreat centers worldwide. Her podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed over 3 million downloads and features interviews with the top leaders and thinkers of the mindfulness movement and beyond. Sharon’s writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post.

    Time Stamps

    [01:46] Sharon’s book Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World

    [05:31] The dialectical between thinking and doing

    [08:06] Sharon Salzberg’s activism

    [09:26] Art as a form of social action

    [10:38] Love and kindness meditation and the perception in the west

    [15:16] The importance of boundaries in love and kindness

    [16:25] Learning about agency and love in the pandemic

    [21:00] A false sense of agency and the culture of contempt

    [22:31] Sharon’s inner state of consciousness

    [23:41] Being mindful of your anger and acknowledging your suffering

    [30:10] Being realistic and avoiding activist burnout

    [32:37] “Benevolent contagion” and Sharon’s vision of interconnection

    [35:37] Mindfulness Meditation and dissolving the grip of habits like attribution bias and stereotyping

    [42:48] How do you cultivate equanimity?

    [46:28] Pairing compassion with equanimity

    [47:20] The legacy Sharon wants to leave behind

    • 49 min
    W. Keith Campbell || The New Science of Narcissism

    W. Keith Campbell || The New Science of Narcissism

    Today it is really great to have W. Keith Campbell on the podcast. Campbell is a professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia as well as the author of The Narcissism Epidemic, When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself, and most recently, The New Science of Narcissism. He also has more than 120 peer reviewed articles and he lives in Athens, Georgia.

    Time Stamps

    [00:01:41] Defining grandiose and vulnerable narcissism
    [00:03:33] Three-factor model of narcissism
    [00:07:32] The "recipe for narcissism"
    [00:10:00] Primary goals and motives of narcissists
    [00:12:56] The role of vanity
    [00:16:47] Gender differences in narcissistic traits
    [00:19:12] Gender differences in narcissism personality disorder diagnoses
    [00:22:14] Dark and light triads of personality
    [00:26:42] The dark empath and unique personality trait combinations
    [00:30:12] How narcissistic traits affect relationship dynamics
    [00:35:07] When do relationships start to fall apart?
    [00:39:08] Narcissism in today's leadership
    [00:44:26] Narcissism in social media
    [00:45:39] Geek culture and the great fantasy migration
    [00:52:37] How to reduce narcissism
    [00:55:57] How to deal with narcissists
    [00:57:55] Psychotherapy for vulnerable narcissism
    [01:02:04] Narcissistic personality disorder
    [01:05:54] New treatments for narcissistic personality disorder
    [01:09:40] Transcending the ego

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Caroline Webb || How to Have a Good Day During a Global Pandemic

    Caroline Webb || How to Have a Good Day During a Global Pandemic

    Today it is great to have Caroline Webb on the podcast. Webb is an executive coach, author and speaker who specializes in showing people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their professional lives. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, has been published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries. She is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, where she was previously a partner.

    Time Stamps

    [01:30] How To Have A Good Day during a pandemic
    [03:37] The power of practicing mindfulness
    [08:44] Emotional contagion and deliberate focus
    [09:56] The state of affairs and focusing on what we can control
    [13:55] Caroline’s philosophy of “realistic optimism”
    [17:07] Realistic optimism vs aggressive positivity
    [20:55] How mental contrasting can help you have a good day
    [24:07] Changing your environment to change your behaviour
    [24:48] Does positive thinking work?
    [30:20] How coaching can help you
    [32:00] Caroline’s coaching sessions
    [37:00] Caroline’s scenic route to the field of psychology
    [40:09] How coaching is not always grounded in science
    [42:49] The universal need for coaching
    [46:24] Listening as a basic coaching skill
    [49:32] Helping people engage with their own creativity
    [52:22] Burning Man and living a good life

    • 55 min

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Excellent!

Informative and thought provoking interviews. Thank you Dr Scott Barry Kaufman <3

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