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The Psychology Podcast

Welcome to The Psychology Podcast, 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.

Welcome to The Psychology Podcast, 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.

 

#284

George Bonanno || The New Science of Resilience

In this episode, I talk to George Bonanno about trauma and resiliency. We start off by discussing what people get wrong about trauma and how this led to the invention of the PTSD diagnosis. George defines what resilience is, how it’s different from growth, and its paradoxical correlation to individual differences. Finally, he elaborates on how the flexibility mindset and sequence help us get through personal traumatic events or global tragedies like 9/11 or the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bio  Dr. George Bonanno is a professor of psychology, chair of the department of counseling in clinical psychology, and director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Teachers College Columbia University. He’s the author of The Other Side of Sadness and The End of Trauma.  Website: www.tc.columbia.edu/LTElab/  Twitter: @giorgiobee  Topics  00:01:41 Jerome L. Singer’s influence on George  00:05:42 Society’s skewed view of trauma  00:08:15 Explaining the PTSD diagnosis  00:10:38 People are more resilient than you think  00:14:23 Resilience VS growth  00:19:50 The resilience paradox  00:24:44 The flexibility mindset  00:29:58 The flexibility sequence  00:34:50 How to be more flexible  00:38:11 Goal-directed self-talk  00:47:50 The resilience blind spot  00:50:06 What 9/11 teaches us about resilience  00:53:10 We’ll overcome the COVID-19 pandemic   ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

57 MINS

57:28

21 Oct 2021


#283

Steven Pinker || Why Rationality Matters

Today it’s great to have Steven Pinker on the podcast. Dr. Pinker is the Johnstone professor of psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books. He’s been elected to the National Academy of Science, and named as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People”, and one of Foreign Policy’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers”. His books include How the Mind Works, The Blank State, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style, Enlightenment Now, and most recently, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters.  In this episode, I talk to Steven about the definition of rationality, how it relates to truth, and how it’s different from logic. We also discuss the trade-offs in decision making, the limited usefulness of strategic irrationality, the boundaries of socially acceptable fiction, and why people have weird beliefs among other things. Website:  [stevenpinker.com] (http://stevenpinker.com/) Twitter:  [@sapinker] (https://twitter.com/sapinker)   Topics 01:02 Must we always follow reason?  03:34 Steven’s definition of rationality  05:24 Tension between conflicting goals  08:31 What is truth?  13:12 When to apply logic or rationality  23:14 There can be no trade-off between rationality and justice  25:35 Politicizing knowledge and research  29:24 Strategic irrationality has limits  36:13 Taboo trade-offs, heretical counterfactuals, and forbidden base rates  42:04 The changing norms of acceptable fiction  45:56 Why rationality is cool  49:39 The costs of decision making  55:54 Progress came from utilitarian reasoning  57:52 "The pandemic of poppycock"  01:01:23 Expressive rationality: morally empowering beliefs  01:05:26 Bayesian reasoning    ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:41

14 Oct 2021


#282

Annie Murphy Paul || The Extended Mind

Today it’s great to have Annie Murphy Paul on the podcast. Annie writes about how the findings of cognitive science and psychology could help us to think and act more intelligently. Annie contributes to the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review, Slate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She’s also the author of a number of books including The Cult of Personality, Origins, and most recently, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain.  In this episode, I talk to Annie about the research and concepts in her new book The Extended Mind. We debunk the notion that intelligence is only in the brain by discussing how our bodies, spaces, and relationships all contribute to thought processes. Finally, we also touch on how to build knowledge and expertise through productive cognitive loops, cognitive unloading, and imitation.    Topics  01:05 Thinking outside the brain  03:54 Individual differences in interception  09:51 Annie’s definition of intelligence  13:30 Cognitive loops enhance intelligence  15:31 Is the mind always extended?  17:10 The brain’s dynamic role in thinking  21:14 COVID-19 has turned us into “brains in front of screens”  24:57 Information overload  28:11 Using intuition to think rationally  30:22 Expertise is not brain bound  31:37 The best relationship hack: eat spicy food together  33:50 The research behind The Extended Mind  38:32 Cognitive unloading  40:51 Mastery through imitation  43:00 Scott’s theories about shared expertise  45:39 Reminiscing about Annie’s first episode on The Psychology Podcast  46:22 Embracing the extended heart Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

48 MINS

48:43

07 Oct 2021


#281

Kathryn Paige Harden || Genetic Inequality, IQ, and Education

Today it’s great to have Paige Harden on the podcast. Dr. Harden is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where is the director of the Developmental Behavior Genetics lab and co-director of the Texas Twin Project. Her new book is called The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality.   Topics · Heritability does not imply determinism · What is the value of the heritability coefficient? · Nature and nurture are always intertwined · Genes, giftedness, and responsibility · Separating individual differences from hierarchy · Genetics as a tool for social policy · Can we systematically improve general intelligence? · Prioritizing self-actualization in education · Group differences data, racism, inequality · Anti-eugenics and the great synthesis · Polygenic scores: evaluations, correlations, and applications ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:39

30 Sep 2021


#280

Nick Gillespie || Libertarianism, Soft Parenting, and Cancel Culture

Today it’s great to have Nick Gillespie on the podcast. Nick is a libertarian journalist who is currently an editor at large at Reason. A two-time finalist for digital National Magazine Awards, Gillespie’s work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Slate, Salon, [Time.com] (http://time.com/) , Marketplace, and basically any other publication that you’re ever going to read. The Daily Beast named Nick one of “The Right’s Top 25 Journalists”, calling him “clear headed, brainy…among the foremost libertarians in America.”   Topics · Reason: “free minds and free markets” · What does being a libertarian mean? · A critique of American’s intervention in Afghanistan · Nick’s childhood and upbringing · The values of libertarianism · Parallels between Maslow and libertarianism · Nick’s pseudonym Mr. Myxzptlk · Child-proofing the world · How parenting styles and expectations shape children · The millennial experience of pressure and self-actualization · The paradox of marginalization and acceptance in current society · The purpose of cancel culture · Canceling people in positions of power ... Read more

23 Sep 2021

56 MINS

56:21

23 Sep 2021


#279

Richard Ryan || Self-Determination Theory & Human Motivation

Today it’s great to have Richard Ryan on the podcast. Dr. Ryan is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney and professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ryan is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), one of the leading theories of human motivation. He’s among the most cited researchers in psychology and social sciences today, ranking among the top 1% of researchers in the field. Dr. Ryan has been recognized as one of the eminent psychologists of the modern era, listed among the top 20 most influential industrial organizational psychologists and has been honored with many distinguished career awards. He’s co-author with Edward Deci of the book Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness.   Topics · Dr. Ryan’s interest in psychology · Dr. Ryan’s influences in psychology and philosophy · What is self-determination? · The continuum of motivation · The underdog narrative as a motivating force · Self-Determination Theory’s Basic Needs · Is benevolence a basic need? · Ego involvement in exploration and self-esteem · Dr. Ryan’s attempt to meet Maslow · Transcendence, mindfulness, and integration · Self-Determination Theory in relationships · Changing organization culture through motivationWorks · How do we fix the current education system? · Dr. Ryan’s view of positive psychology · SDT as a criterion to improve social policy · Dr. Ryan’s upcoming projects ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:30

16 Sep 2021


#278

Ron Friedman || Reverse Engineering Greatness

Today we have Ron Friedman on the podcast. Dr. Friedman is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation. He has served in the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, political leaders, and world’s leading non-profits. His books include The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace and most recently Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success.     Topics · Achieve greatness through reverse engineering · Reverse Outlining, the most popular TED Talk · The Xerox Story with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates · Why complete copycats fail · Originality is not creativity · Start a collection of masterpieces · How The Ritz-Carlton Hotel uses the Scoreboard Principle · Courage alone is not enough for success · Strategic practice and cross-training · Does visualization increase chances of success? · How copying can facilitate creativity             ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

46 MINS

46:09

09 Sep 2021


#277

Brad Stulberg || Finding Groundedness

Today we have Brad Stulberg on the podcast. Brad is an internationally known expert on human performance, well-being, and sustainable success. He’s co-author of the bestselling Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Forbes, and more. He’s a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. In his coaching practice, Brad works with executives and entrepreneurs on their performance and well-being and he regularly speaks to large organizations on these topics as well. His latest book is called The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds−Not Crushes−Your Soul. Topics · The truth with a capital T · Brad’s coaching practice · The Practice of Groundedness · Benefits of exercise and movement · What is groundedness? · The right way to strive · The problem with hustle culture, optimization, and biohacking · Research findings about loneliness, alcoholism, and anxiety · Accepting where you are to get where you want to be · Difference between stillness and groundedness · Process mindset over results mindset Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

02 Sep 2021

46 MINS

46:27

02 Sep 2021


#276

Irvin Yalom || Existential Psychotherapy

Today it’s great to have Irvin Yalom on the podcast. Yalom is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and author of many internationally bestselling books including Love’s Executioner, The Gift of Therapy, Becoming Myself, and When Nietzsche Wept. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundations’ Fund Prize in Psychiatry. His textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy are classics and have influenced me personally, deeply. Dr. Yalom lives in Palo Alto, California. Topics · Dr. Yalom’s childhood and upbringing · Dr. Yalom’s interest in existential psychology · Group therapy and death anxiety · Rollo May’s influence on Dr. Yalom · Dr. Yalom’s books · Death anxiety and regret · Coping with his wife’s death · Meeting Viktor Frankl, Carl Rogers, and other legends in psychology · Last moments with Rollo May · A Matter of Death and Life with the Yaloms · Dr. Yalom’s advice to therapists · Overcoming the terror of death · Serene acceptance of death Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

50 MINS

50:41

30 Aug 2021


#275

Heather McGhee || What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Today we have Heather McGhee on the podcast. Heather is an expert in economic and social policy. The former president of the inequality-focused thinktank “Demos” McGhee has drafted a legislation testified before Congress and contributed regularly in news shows including MBC’s “Meet the Press”. She now chairs the board of “Color of Change”, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University and a JD from the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Her latest book is called “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”. Topics · Disconnect between policy makers and working families · Heather’s hope for America · Zero-sum racial competition in White and Black People · The true definition of “White Privilege” · Racist policy-making in determining economic opportunity · How the Subprime Mortgage Crisis was fueled by racism · Heather meeting a white supremacist-turned-anti-racist advocate · “The Big Lie” in election results · Trump’s “Populist” Agenda · Black and White people on environmentalism · Systems in America as the biggest barrier in racial education Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

26 Aug 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:04

26 Aug 2021


#274

Gary Heil || Choose Love, Not Fear in the Workplace

Today it’s great to have Gary Heil on the podcast. Gary is an author, educator, lawyer, consultant, and coach. He’s the co-founder for The Center for Innovative Leadership where he continues to advise leaders in a wide range of industries and cultural issues. And he has served in a number of public and private boards including Gymboree, Red Envelope, and Front Range Solutions. He presently serves as the chairman of the board of CellTech Metals. He’s the co-author of a number of bestselling books including Leadership and the Customer Revolution, One Size Fits All, Maslow on Management, The Leader’s New Clothes, Revisiting the Human Side of Enterprise, Douglas McGregor Revisited, and Choose Love Not Fear: How the Best Leaders Build Cultures of Engagement and Innovation that Unleash Human Potential.   Topics · Build great teams with love not fear · Why aren’t we developing better leaders? · Organizations’ outdated motivation strategies · Culture homogenizes behavior · Leaders suffer from motivated blindness · The democratization of power · Millennial’s approach to leadership and organizations · Choosing love first before competence · Revisiting Douglas McGregor and Abraham Maslow · The Quiz You Cannot Fail · Ordinary people are capable of greatness Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:02

23 Aug 2021


#273

Jon Levy || The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence

Today it’s great to chat with Jon Levy on the podcast. Jon is a behavioral scientist best known for his work on influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the way companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands like Microsoft, Google, AB InBev, and Samsung to startups. His latest book is called You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence.   Topics · Jon’s interest in influence and social networks · The Influencers Dinner · The influence of meaningful connections · What is trust and how does it work? · Giving a platform to the voiceless · How being generous can help you succeed · "Relationship hack: Use the vulnerability loop" · Connecting is not the same as networking · Stories from the Influencers Dinner · Jon’s personal metric of success Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

45 MINS

45:08

19 Aug 2021


#272

Gleb Tsipursky || Cognitive Bias in Relationships

Today it’s great to have Gleb Tsipursky on the podcast. Gleb is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts where he consults, coaches, and trains leaders on decision making and risk management strategy. A cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Tsipursky has over 550 articles and 450 interviews in prominent venues such as Psychology Today, USA Today, Fast Company, CBS News, Time, and elsewhere. He’s also a bestselling author known for Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. His new book is The Blind Spots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias & Build Better Relationships available at [disasteravoidanceexperts.com/blindspots] (https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/blindspots/) . He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and to avoid disaster in his personal life, he makes sure to spend ample time with his wife.   Topics · Should you ever go with your gut? · Why our fight or flight response is a blind spot · Tribalism fuels disagreement in modern society · In-group and out-group bias · The halo and horn effect · Shame does not promote diversity and inclusion · The illusion of transparency · How to listen and communicate better · Expert intuition and empathy in relationships · When can we trust our intuition? · Strategies to improve mental fitness Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

50 MINS

50:37

16 Aug 2021


#271

Michael Lewis || A Doctor Shares Life Lessons From His Experiences with Michael Jordan and Abraham M...

Today it’s great to have Michael Lewis on the podcast. Michael is an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He’s been an orthopedic consultant to the Chicago White Sox baseball team and Chicago Wolves hockey team and the Chicago Bulls basketball team, with whom he earned two championship rings. Dr. Lewis has treated numerous world-class athletes from several continents including All-Star professional basketball and baseball players and Olympic medal winners. He’s the author of several books including a memoir entitled, The Ball’s in Your Court, where he shares life lessons from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and none other than Abraham Maslow. Topics: · The Ball’s in Your Court · Michael’s childhood and upbringing · A life-changing epiphany with Abraham Maslow · Classroom experience of a Maslow lecture · How students reacted to Maslow’s ideas · From psychiatrist to orthopedic surgeon · Meeting the White Sox and Bill Veeck · Chicago Bulls and The Last Dance · Game-changing medical decisions · Anecdotes with Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson · Remembering Brian Williams · Seeing More Colors and Michael’s other books Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:39

12 Aug 2021


#270

Colin DeYoung || Rethinking Mental Illness

Today it’s great to have Colin DeYoung on the podcast. Dr. DeYoung is a professor in the psychology department at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Personality, Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics program. He researches the structures and sources of psychological traits using neuroscience methods to investigate their biological substrates. He developed a general theory of personality: Cybernetic Big Five Theory which identifies psychological functions associated with major personality traits as well as their connection to other elements of personality and various life outcomes including mental illness. Topics · Definitions of mental illness · The problem with DSM-5’s diagnostic categories · The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) · What is cybernetics? · A Cybernetic Theory of Psychopathology · How Colin’s theory differs from abnormal psychology · Differences between mental disorder and psychopathology · Characteristic adaptations and personality traits · Moving towards a dimensional model of psychopathology · What qualifies as cybernetic dysfunction? · Narcissism, anti-social behavior, and successful psychopaths · Legal interventions for risky profiles without stigmatization · The need for non-pharmacological interventions Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:16

09 Aug 2021


#269

Jordan Peterson || Chatting About Human Nature

Today’s episode includes a conversation between Dr. Jordan B Peterson and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman. Dr. Peterson is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the bestsellers 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. Note that this episode originally appeared on the Jordan B Peterson Podcast on June 17, 2021. Topics · Combining cognitive science with the humanistic psychology tradition · Scott’s experience studying IQ and intelligence · The link between openness to experience and mystical experiences · Scott discusses his book Transcend · Self-actualization and The Big Five personality traits · Does increased aggression lead to stable human societal hierarchies? · Jordan and Scott discuss mating patterns among humans · Sex differences towards abuse of power · Mentorship and transcendence · The transition from naivety to cynicism to courage Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

05 Aug 2021

2 HR 00 MINS

2:00:01

05 Aug 2021


#268

Paul Wong || Existential Positive Psychology

Today it’s a great honor to chat with the legendary Paul Wong on the podcast. Dr. Wong is Professor Emeritus of Trent University. He’s a fellow of APA and CPA and president of the International Network on Personal Meaning and the Meaning-Centered Counselling Institute Inc. Editor of the International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology, he’s also edited two influential volumes on The Human Quest for Meaning. A prolific writer, he is one of the most cited existential and positive psychologists. The originator of Meaning Therapy and International Meaning Conferences, he has been invited to give keynotes and meaning therapy workshops worldwide. Dr. Wong is the recipient of the Carl Rogers Award from the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Topics: · Dr. Wong’s childhood and upbringing · Animal learning research: optimism vs. helplessness · Locus of control is not a dichotomy · The unheard cry of a successful Asian psychologist · Positive Psychology 2.0 · Embracing the dark side to enhance well-being · Dual-systems model of what makes life worth living · Agency, spirituality, and community contribute meaning · How to find meaning in life Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

57 MINS

57:13

02 Aug 2021


#267

Kristin Neff || Fierce Self-Compassion

Today it’s great to chat with Kristin Neff on the podcast. Kristin is currently an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost 20 years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she’s the author of the book, [Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself] (https://www.amazon.com/Self-Compassion-Proven-Power-Being-Yourself/dp/0061733520) . In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored [The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1462526780/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1462526780&linkCode=as2&tag=selfcompassio-20&linkId=be488d9123ce67ca13e48e49441818ad) and [Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals] (https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Mindful-Self-Compassion-Program-Professionals/dp/1462538894) . Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. Her latest book is called [Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive] (https://www.amazon.com/Fierce-Self-Compassion-Harness-Kindness-Thrive/dp/006299106X) . Topics: · What is fierce self-compassion? · Integration of fierce and tender self-compassion · How gender socialization interferes with self-compassion · Why women tend to have less self-compassion than men · Patriarchy vs matriarchy: differences in socialization and values · Breaking gender stereotypes incurs criticism · Can self-compassion turn into selfishness? · The psychometrics of self-compassion and self-coldness · Using common humanity for unity, not division · Harnessing anger with a quiet ego · Self-compassion: the dance of acceptance and change · Correlation of self-compassion with the light and dark triads of personality Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

29 Jul 2021

57 MINS

57:22

29 Jul 2021


#266

Daniel Goleman || Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

Today it’s great to chat with Daniel Goleman on the podcast. Daniel is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and college campuses. As a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain behavioral sciences for the New York Times for many years. His 1995 book [Emotional Intelligence] (https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-Matter-More-Than/dp/055338371X) was on the New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half with more than five million copies in print worldwide in 40 languages and has been a bestseller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social-emotional learning, ecoliteracy, and the ecological crisis. Topics: · Daniel’s current research · Does IQ outweigh emotional intelligence? · Competency modeling for emotional intelligence · Correlation between general intelligence and social-emotional intelligence · Cognitive control and social-emotional learning · Daniel’s interest in meditation · Are certain personalities more attracted to mindfulness? · How mindfulness training can affect neuroplasticity and creativity · The Tibetan model of mindfulness · Meditation apps and their effectivity · Is there a link between meditation and emotional intelligence? · The future of mindfulness training methods · First Person Plural Podcast: EI & Beyond · Radical transparency during the ecological crisis · Daniel’s definition of intelligence Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

53 MINS

53:34

26 Jul 2021


#265

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 Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:19

22 Jul 2021


#264

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 Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:36

19 Jul 2021


#263

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 Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:37

15 Jul 2021


#262

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] (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37570546-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 ] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-therapists/id1523340696) 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] (http://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] (http://ted.com/) , the Squeaky Wheel Blog for [PsychologyToday.com] (http://psychologytoday.com/) and is the co-host with Lori Gottlieb, of the Dear Therapists podcast from iHeartRadio. Learn more at [guywinch.com] (http://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 Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

57 MINS

57:02

08 Jul 2021


#261

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 Support this podcast: [https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support] (https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support) ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:59

05 Jul 2021