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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
    • 4.0, 2 Ratings

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.

    207: Bret Weinstein on Uniting America

    207: Bret Weinstein on Uniting America

    Today we have Bret Weinstein on the podcast. Bret has spent two decades advancing the field of evolutionary biology, earning his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan before teaching at the Evergreen State College for fourteen years. He has developed a new Darwinian framework based on design tradeoffs and made important discoveries regarding the evolution of cancer, senescence, and the adaptive significance of moral self-sacrifice. He is currently working to uncover the evolutionary meaning of large-scale patterns in human history and seeking a game theoretically stable path forward for humanity. With his wife Heather Heying, he is co-writing A Hunter Gatherer’s Guide to the Twenty-First Century and is the host of Bret Weinstein’s Dark Horse Podcast.

    Time Stamps

    [00:00:00] Introducing Bret Weinstein
    [00:00:43] The meaning of “evolutionary theoretical biology”
    [00:01:37] Critiques of evolutionary psychology
    [00:03:08] Critiques of epigenetics
    [00:03:59] The unfortunate competition between theory and empiricism in academia
    [00:05:19] Protests against Bret at Evergreen State College
    [00:07:35] The role of fear in collective protests
    [00:08:47] Sources of racial tensions in the US: deindividuation on the left & a lack of interracial compassion on the right
    [00:12:37] Defining the deindividuation problem
    [00:15:08] Unity2020and the fight to return policymaking to the average American
    [00:17:15] The meaning of "wokeness": then and now
    [00:21:51] Encouraging Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters to join Unity2020
    [00:27:33] Considering Andrew Yang as a center-left candidate for Unity2020
    [00:28:45] Considering Admiral William McRaven as a center-right candidate for Unity 2020
    [00:29:53] Influencing Trump supporters to join Unity2020
    [00:32:07] Analogies between religion and political polarization
    [00:35:04] "Dichotomy-transcendence"
    [00:43:25] Scott’s Twitter run in with the Intellectual Dark Web
    [00:45:13] Defining principles of the Intellectual Dark Web
    [00:50:26] Possible criticisms of the Intellectual Dark Web
    [00:55:05] Bret’s experience growing up with a learning disability
    [01:00:57] Assessing IQ as a measure of intelligence
    [01:02:07] The danger of studying the correlations between genetics and intelligence
    [01:07:00] How we are a long way from understanding how the mind works
    [01:12:10] Answering Twitter questions for Bret

    • 1 hr 21 min
    205: Robert Sutton on Good Leaders vs. Bad Leaders

    205: Robert Sutton on Good Leaders vs. Bad Leaders

    Today it’s great to have Robert Sutton on the podcast. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior by courtesy at Stanford. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design which everyone calls the d.school. Sutton received his PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    204: Chip Conley on Wisdom, Midlife, and Peak Experience

    204: Chip Conley on Wisdom, Midlife, and Peak Experience

    Today it's great to have Chip Conley on the podcast. Chip is a New York Times best-selling author who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In his book Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, he shares his unexpected journey at midlife, from CEO to intern, learning about technology as Airbnb's Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    203: Creating a Living Masterpiece with Michael Gervais

    203: Creating a Living Masterpiece with Michael Gervais

    Today it’s great to have Dr. Michael Gervais on the podcast. Dr. Gervais is a world-renowned high-performance psychologist and industry visionary. Over the course of 20 years, working with world leading performers, Dr. Gervais has developed a psychological framework that allows people to thrive in pressure packed environments.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    202: Uncancellable with Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal

    202: Uncancellable with Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal

    Today it’s great to have Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal on the podcast. Together, Herzog and Signal co-host the Blocked and Reported Podcast.

    NOTE: This is a Patreon exclusive episode, which means that only the first half is available for public consumption. The rest of the episode is only available to Patreon subscribers.
    Together, Herzog and Signal co-host the Blocked and Reported Podcast.

    • 40 min
    201: Keeping it Real with Ayishat Akanbi

    201: Keeping it Real with Ayishat Akanbi

    I’m really excited to have Ayishat Akanbi on the podcast today. Ayishat is a writer and fashion stylist based in London. Personal reflection has guided her approach of reminding us of our commonalities instead of our differences. Not just for social awareness but also self-awareness, Ayishat resists the black and white thinking that can lead to divisive socio-political discourse and is comfortable “in the grey”.

    • 59 min

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