32 episodes

A podcast aimed at understanding human behavior and psychology. Interviews with people from various professions and walks of life. Hosted by Zachary Elwood.

People Who Read People: A Psychology Podcast Zachary Elwood

    • Social Sciences

A podcast aimed at understanding human behavior and psychology. Interviews with people from various professions and walks of life. Hosted by Zachary Elwood.

    The role of insults in political and cultural conflict, with Dr. Karina Korostelina

    The role of insults in political and cultural conflict, with Dr. Karina Korostelina

    Psychologist Karina Korostelina discusses her book Political Insults, and the role insults play in political conflict.

    • 31 min
    Examining causes of democracy erosion and authoritarianism, with Thomas Carothers

    Examining causes of democracy erosion and authoritarianism, with Thomas Carothers

    Foreign policy expert Thomas Carothers talks about psychological and social causes of extreme polarization and democracy breakdown.

    • 51 min
    How significant a factor is social media in polarization?, with Levi Boxell

    How significant a factor is social media in polarization?, with Levi Boxell

    Researcher Levi Boxell talks about his work showing that older Americans have become more polarized than younger Americans have.

    • 37 min
    Are some political party stances due to chance and initial conditions?, with Dr. Michael Macy

    Are some political party stances due to chance and initial conditions?, with Dr. Michael Macy

    A talk with Dr. Michael Macy, whose "opinion cascades" research shows how some stances on issues by political parties are arbitrary.

    • 45 min
    How social media divides us: an examination of psychological factors

    How social media divides us: an examination of psychological factors

    Psychological factors that might make social media politically polarizing and animosity-amplifying.

    • 52 min
    How Facebook and social media increase political polarization, with Dr. Jaime Settle

    How Facebook and social media increase political polarization, with Dr. Jaime Settle

    Dr. Jaime Settle discusses her research that shows how Facebook and other social media increase political polarization.

    • 42 min

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