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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman Scott Barry Kaufman

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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

    Dean Simonton || The Science of Genius

    Dean Simonton || The Science of Genius

    Today it’s great to have Dean Keith Simonton on the podcast. Dean is distinguished professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California Davis. His well over 500 single author publications focus on topics such as genius, creativity, aesthetics, and leadership. In 2018, MIT Press published his book The Genius Checklist but he has also published many other books on these various topics of genius, leadership, and aesthetics. I just want to personally say his book, Greatness: Who Makes History and Why, is one of the major books that inspired me to go into the field that I’m in today.



    Topics:

    · Dean’s interest in genius, creativity, and leadership

    · The historiometic approach

    · Child prodigies and the savant syndrome

    · Dean’s schooling years

    · Can late bloomers become geniuses?

    · Fame and creativity in the age of social media

    · Using the equal odds rule to create a masterpiece

    · Grit and openness to experience predict genius

    · Dean’s solo publications and collaborations

    · Re-analysis of Cox’s data on geniuses

    · The IQs of Mozart, Cervantes, and Shakespeare

    · Scientific genius vs. artistic genius

    · The mad-genius paradox

    · US Presidents’ IQ scores and leadership

    · Variability and the role of talent in mastery


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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Robert Sternberg || Adaptive Intelligence 

    Robert Sternberg || Adaptive Intelligence 

    Today it’s great to have Robert Sternberg on the podcast. Robert is a psychology professor at Cornell University. Among his major contributions to psychology are the triarchic theory of intelligence and several influential theories relating to creativity, thinking styles, love, and hate. A Review of General Psychology survey ranked Sternberg as the 60th most cited psychologist of the 20th century. He’s authored and co-authored over 1,500 publications including articles, book chapters, and books.



    Topics

    · Robert’s childhood experience with IQ tests

    · Robert’s passion for psychometrics

    · Development of the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

    · How the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence relates to Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

    · The world’s fixation on general intelligence

    · How society and the environment create correlations with intelligence

    · Expanding college admissions’ metrics of intelligence

    · Is psychological testing still valuable today?

    · Real world problems VS academic problems

    · Rethinking adaptive intelligence as a species

    · Application of intelligence to transcend hate


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Andrew Huberman || Optimize Your Brain

    Andrew Huberman || Optimize Your Brain

    Today it’s great to chat with Andrew Huberman on the podcast. Andrew is an associate professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford. His lab is focused on brain function, development, and repair with emphasis on regeneration to prevent and cure blindness. He also studied the neural circuits that control visual fear and are developing tools to re-map them and to treat anxiety disorders. Additionally, Huberman is the host of the popular podcast called Huberman Lab.



    Topics

    · The Huberman Lab Podcast

    · Andrew’s interest in neurobiology and his current work

    · Emotions and the autonomic nervous system

    · How visual focus and respiration alters internal states

    · Spiegel eye roll hypnosis test

    · The amygdala as the dynamic link between internal and external cues

    · How to increase motivation

    · Chronotype management and the optimal routine

    · Flow state and further research


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch || Dear Therapists

    Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch || Dear Therapists

    Today it’s great to chat with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch on the podcast. Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast produced by Katie Couric. She contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications and in 2019, her TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most-Watched of the Year. A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, she is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Learn more at LoriGottlieb.com or by following her on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author. Internationally renowned psychologist Guy Winch advocates for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives. His science-based self-help books have been translated into 27 languages and his three TED Talks have garnered over 25 million views. He writes Dear Guy for TED.com, the Squeaky Wheel Blog for PsychologyToday.com and is the co-host with Lori Gottlieb, of the Dear Therapists podcast from iHeartRadio. Learn more at guywinch.com.



    Topics

    · How Lori and Guy met

    · Lori and Guy’s Dear Therapists podcast

    · Lori and Guy’s eclectic approach to therapy

    · The benefits of tag-team therapy

    · Lori and Guy discuss loneliness

    · Why people share personal stories on social media

    · How mental health relates to ideological extremism

    · The importance of self-compassion and curiosity


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    David Buss || The Evolution of Sexual Conflict

    David Buss || The Evolution of Sexual Conflict

    Today we have David Buss on the podcast. David is a professor of psychology at University of Texas, Austin, and is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. His primary research focus is on strategies of human mating, particularly the dark side of human mating nature, including conflict between the sexes, jealousy, stalking, intimate partner violence, and murder. David is author of a number of books on mating, including The Evolution of Desire and most recently, Why Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault.



    Topics

    · What is "mating"?

    · Why David became interested in evolutionary psychology

    · David's response to critics of evolutionary psychology

    · David and Scott discuss the replication crisis

    · How evolutionary psychology research can combat gender violence

    · What gave rise to the #MeToo movement?

    · "The bad boy paradox"

    · How dark triad traits manifest in women

    · David's thoughts on the "pickup artist" community

    · David and Scott discuss the "light triad" and positive evolutionary psychology



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Robert Cialdini || The New Psychology of Persuasion

    Robert Cialdini || The New Psychology of Persuasion

    Today it’s great to chat with Dr. Robert Cialdini. Dr. Cialdini is the author of Influence and Pre-Suasion and is recognized as the foundational expert in the science of influence. His Principles of Persuasion have become a cornerstone for any organization serious about ethically and effectively increasing their influence. Dr. Cialdini has earned a global reputation for his ability to translate his scientific research into valuable and practical actions. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, with over seven million copies sold in 44 different languages. He is the president and CEO of INFLUENCE AT WORK. As a popular keynote speaker, he helps organizations in the US and abroad.



    Topics

    · Why Robert updated Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    · The “universal principles" of influence

    · How Robert became interested in the world of persuasion

    · How people react to figures of authority

    · The problem with the law of proportionality

    · How influence research has withstood the replication crisis

    · Unity as the seventh universal principle of influence

    · The impact of regionalism


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

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Upbeat

I feel so good listening to this podcast! The host is incredibly upbeat and eager to learn and share his knowledge. It’s refreshing to hear.

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The host talks about himself too much

The host Scott talks about himself all the time. It’s annoying and takes up time on facts about him and not the guest. I skip when he talks about himself or just turn it off.

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I 200+% recommend this podcast! So many topics touched discussed as well as being fully immersed in scientific banter between colleagues, which I find interesting to listen to as well. I’ve learned so many things about issues within my groups of family & friends, as well as myself (which intuitively I have felt i’ve already known a lot of these things already but it is nice to have it confirmed by professionals). You can skim through & choose any topic of interest to you & go from there!

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