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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology t…

    186 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (rebroadcast)

    186 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (rebroadcast)

    In Lori Gottlieb's new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, she opens with a quote from James Baldwin that reads, "Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch."

    In this episode, we talk about therapy, how it works, the misconceptions around it, and how people go from resisting change to embracing the behaviors required to alter their own thoughts and feelings when stuck in destructive, unhealthy loops. You'll also learn the difference between idiot compassion and wise compassion.

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    • 41 min
    185 - Masks

    185 - Masks

    In this episode we explore the psychology behind why some people don't want to wear masks, why they get angry at the idea, and why they sometimes take to the streets and city council meetings to voice that anger. Four guests help us to understand how masks, during a the COVID-19 pandemic, became politicized and what we can learn from this going forward to help prevent a similar reaction when it comes time to convince to public they should get vaccinated.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    184 - The Blind Spots Between Us

    184 - The Blind Spots Between Us

    Our guest in this episode is Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a disaster-avoidance expert who has spent more than 20 years training businesses how to de-bias themselves. 

    He is the author for Never Trust Your Gut and he is here to talk about his new book The Blind Spots Between Us.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    183 - Black Lives Matter

    183 - Black Lives Matter

    In this episode, members of the Association of Black Psychologists gather in a roundtable discussion to explore Black Lives Matter and the social movement taking place right now in The United States.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    182 - The A/B Effect (rebroadcast)

    182 - The A/B Effect (rebroadcast)

    So, you might think that, in general, as an idea, as a practice, the A/B test would be beloved, supported, and encouraged as a way to test out policies and practices and drugs and treatments, but new research shows that a significant portion of the public does not feel this way, enough to cause doctors and lawmakers and educators to avoid A/B testing altogether.

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    181 - Pluralistic Ignorance (rebroadcast)

    181 - Pluralistic Ignorance (rebroadcast)

    There are several ways to define pluralistic ignorance, and that’s because it’s kind of a brain twister when you try to put it into words. On certain issues, the majority of the people believe that the majority of the people in a group believe what, in truth, the minority of the members believe. Or put another way, it is the erroneous belief that the majority is acting in a way that matches its internal philosophies, and that you are one of a small number of people who feel differently, when in reality the majority agrees with you on the inside but is afraid to admit it outright or imply such through its behavior. Everyone in a group, at the same time, gets stuck following a norm that no one wants to follow, because everyone is carrying a shared, false belief about everyone else’s unshared true beliefs.

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    • 1 hr 29 min

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