49 episodes

Two psychologists drink at least four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.

Two Psychologists Four Beers Yoel Inbar and Michael Inzlicht

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.6, 91 Ratings

Two psychologists drink at least four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.

    Episode 48: Clocks and Garbage Cans (with Rachel Ruttan)

    Episode 48: Clocks and Garbage Cans (with Rachel Ruttan)

    Yoel and Mickey host Rachel Ruttan, who is an assisant professor of organizational behavior and human resources at the Rotman School of Management. What is organizational behavior and how is it different from psychology? What makes for a good research idea? How is figure skating like academia? When big corporations espouse social values, does it cheapen people's commitment to these values?


    Bonus: What is the best way to suss out if a new friend smokes weed?
    Special Guest: Rachel Ruttan.
    Links:
    Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co.BOTTLE SHOP – Blood Brothers BrewingValue Corruption: The Effects of Instrumentality on the Desacralization of Values | Academy of Management ProceedingsHaving “been there” doesn’t mean I care: When prior experience reduces compassion for emotional distress. - PsycNETI, Tonya (2017) - IMDbRuby Haunt - Strangers - YouTube

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 47: Talking about Racism (with Keith Maddox)

    Episode 47: Talking about Racism (with Keith Maddox)

    Yoel and Mickey welcome back returning guest Keith Maddox from Tufts University to talk about his research on racism. What is shadeism? Can anything be done to make it easier to talk about race and racism? What happens to poeple who confront racism? Has social psychology overplayed the impact of implicit prejudice? Has psychology overplayed the role of the individual racist, and not focused enough on structural racism?
    Special Guest: Keith Maddox.
    Links:
    White Lion Brewing - White Lion BreweryJuice Caboose - Juicy IPA – Railway City Brewing CompanyFirst Class Lager - 473ml Can – Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co.135 Black-owned restaurants and other businesses in Toronto you can support right nowWant to See Food and Land Justice for Black Americans? Support These Groups. | Civil EatsHome – Haley HouseAppetite for Change | Health, Wealth and Social ChangeDetroit Black Community Food Security NetworkConfronting Bias Through Teaching: Insights From Social Psychology - Chelsea Crittle, Keith B. Maddox, 2017Reframing anxiety to encourage interracial interactionsI Don’t Need ‘Love’ Texts From My White Friends: I need them to fight anti-blackness

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 46: Very Good Men (with Very Bad Wizards)

    Episode 46: Very Good Men (with Very Bad Wizards)

    Yoel and Mickey try to settle their feud with the boys from Very Bad Wizards, Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro. They discuss what psychology, philosophy, and art can and can't do. Does psychology get more respect than it deserves? How has philosophy contributed to supporting the COVID-19 pandemic response? In principle, is it possible to measure authoritarianism or love or neuroticism? How has VBW not become an icon of the IDW?


    Bonus: Who loves Tamler's step-mother the most?
    Special Guest: Very Bad Wizards.
    Links:
    Fin du Monde | UnibroueRoman Candle – Bellwoods BrewerySmall Batch Whiskey | Premium Bourbon | Basil Hayden'sUsing social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response | Nature Human BehaviourDavid Pizarro's gift to the podcastIs the 'Intellectual Dark Web' Politically Diverse?

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 45: Being Human (with Scott Barry Kaufman)

    Episode 45: Being Human (with Scott Barry Kaufman)

    Yoel and Mickey welcome humanistic psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman to the show. Scott talks about his academic path from intelligence researcher to positive psychologist. What is humanistic psychology? Can one study humananistic concepts like self-actualization, flourishing, and meaning scientifically? What does evolutionary psychology get wrong about basic human needs?


    Bonus: SBK sings!
    Special Guest: Scott Barry Kaufman.
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    költ - Vereint gebraut.Transcend - Scott Barry KaufmanUngifted - Scott Barry KaufmanThe Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry KaufmanBeautiful Minds - Scientific American Blog NetworkRenovating the Pyramid of Needs: Contemporary Extensions Built Upon Ancient Foundations

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 44: Psychology in the Time of COVID-19

    Episode 44: Psychology in the Time of COVID-19

    Yoel and Mickey spend the first half of the episode discussing how thier lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the pademic affected those with and without children? How has the pandemic impacted our various relationships? For the second half of the episode, they discuss what to make of the rush of psychology research on COVID-19. Given psychology's noted problems with replication, generalizability, and standards of evidence, should psychologists be trying to shape public policy? What actionable advice can psychology offer?


    Bonus: Mickey finally says what he truly think of the Very Bad Wizards crew.
    Sponsored By:
    The Great Courses Plus: The Great Courses Plus is a Video-On-Demand service brought to you by The Great Courses – the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. With thousands of in-depth videos taught by the world’s greatest professors, you’ll always have something fascinating to learn about. Promo Code: BEERSLinks:
    Canuck Pale Ale - Great Lakes BreweryHome - Welcome on the Chimay beers and cheeses website - ChimayCat Lady – Bellwoods BreweryDon’t trust the psychologists on coronavirus - UnHerdUsing social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 43: Penumbral Fuzz (with Nina Strohminger)

    Episode 43: Penumbral Fuzz (with Nina Strohminger)

    Yoel and Mickey welcome Nina Strohminger, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business, to the show. Nina delivers entertaining takes on digust and morality, the true self, adventures in academia, and writing heroic book reviews. Do incidental emotions reliably impact decision making? What aspect of mind is at the core of one's identity? Which neurodegenerative diseases are the most difficult for caregivers to cope with? What does Nina really think about Colin McGinn's book, The Meaning of Disgust?


    Bonus: What is worse: pop-psychology or pop-philosophy?
    Special Guest: Nina Strohminger.
    Sponsored By:
    The Great Courses Plus: The Great Courses Plus is a Video-On-Demand service brought to you by The Great Courses – the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. With thousands of in-depth videos taught by the world’s greatest professors, you’ll always have something fascinating to learn about. Promo Code: BEERSLinks:
    Home/Neuigkeiten - Helios-BraustelleWhy We love to be grossed outDisgust Talked About - Strohminger - 2014 - Philosophy Compass - Wiley Online LibraryWould You Rather Lose Your Morals or Your Memory? | The New RepublicNeurodegeneration and Identity - Nina Strohminger, Shaun Nichols, 2015Author Reply: Grasping the Nebula: Inelegant Theories for Messy Phenomena - Nina Strohminger, 2014An Exchange on Disgust - Daily NousThe Meaning of Disgust: A Refutation(5) 乇乂ㄒ尺卂 ㄒ卄丨匚匚 (VIII) (@NinaStrohminger) / Twitter

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Fsanchezh ,

Insightful and entertaining

Like many others, I'm an avid listener of the repugnant podcast that shall remain unnamed. However, these two guys have righteously earned their own spot in my podcast stream for the years to come and I thank them for that

X__F ,

A thoughtful and honest take on psychology

A professor recommended this podcast over a year ago after we discussed one of Yoel’s papers in class, and I’ve been a dedicated listener ever since. Their discussions of the many issues in psychology are both captivating and terrifying. Yet, I’m always left hopeful that the field can improve, especially with people as thoughtful as Yoel and Mickey in it.

If I have one critic though it’s that Yoel perhaps too often deprives the audience of beer discussion by drinking something else.

AliP47 ,

Nuanced and interesting

Rigorous and shockingly nuanced discussions that always restore my faith in a discipline I’ve become somewhat skeptical of over the last few years

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