David Dunning on the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Masters in Business | 21 March 2020 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with social psychologist David Dunning – of “Dunning-Kruger effect” fame. Discusses why people have problems recognising their own incompetence and how we can get better at decision making. Covers ideas from his book Self-Insight: Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself.

The Power of Bad – Overcoming the Negativity Effect

The Art of Manliness | 8 January 2020 | 0h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Tierney, who co-authored The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It. Begins with how bad is much stronger than good and how many good things it takes to offset a bad one. Digs into the implications of bad things having a stronger impact than good ones, including how you need only be a good-enough parent to your kids, the best way to deliver criticism, and why religions that emphasize Hell win more adherents than those that focus on Heaven. Also covers how negativity is contagious, why it’s true that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, whether or not social media is a negative force in our lives, and advice on how not to let the media make us think that things are worse than they really are.

Barbara Tversky on How the Mind Works

Masters in Business | 24 January 2020 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with cognitive psychologist Barbara Tversky about her book Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought. Covers the way language affects thought and vice versa, and her 9 laws of cognition.

Marriageology: What Makes a Lasting Relationship

CBS This Morning | 10 July 2019 | 0h 24m | Listen Later
Interview with Belinda Luscombe about her book Marriageology: The Art and Science of Staying Together. Luscombe shares her research about what strengthens relationships – six ‘F categories’ that couples should focus on: familiarity, fighting, finances, fooling around, family and finding help. She explains why people should stop looking for a soul mate, why we lash out at the people we love and why she says we’re doing marriage backwards.

The Right Way to Form New Habits

HBR IdeaCast | 31 December 2019 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. Concrete advice on building habits to improve every day, compounding to meaningful improvement.

Neil Pasricha: Happy Habits

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 24 December 2019 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Neil Pasricha, author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome. Insightful throughout, with wisdom on parenting, building resilience, combating anxiety, and daily practices to improve our lives.

How To Perform Under Pressure

How To! With Charles Duhigg | 12 November 2019 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Don Greene, a peak performance psychologist for elite musicians, performers and athletes. Describes how to conquer nerves and perform in stressful situations.

Trust: Malcolm Gladwell on Why Skepticism Isn’t Such a Bad Thing

The Next Big Idea | 10 December 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell highlighting ideas and stories from his book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.