Simon Baron-Cohen || How Autism Drives Human Invention

The Psychology Podcast | 18 February 2021 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Simon Baron-Cohen about his book The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention. Covers the role of affective versus cognitive empathy, navigating autism amidst cancel culture, how autism drives human invention, the biological basis of creativity and autism, how we can nurture the inventors of the future, and more.

This is a fantastic book that deserves to be much better known.

Carole Hooven on Testosterone

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 18 June 2021 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carole Hooven about her book T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us. Discusses her research with chimpanzees in Africa; the evolutionary origins of human behaviour; the role of testosterone in differentiating male development and masculinising behaviour; how prenatal testosterone differences in utero shape life trajectories; how it drives sex differences and how that affects relations between men and women and societal outcomes.

Scott Barry Kaufman: What Type of Smart Are You?

Yang Speaks | 8 March 2021 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman, the author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization. Discusses his journey from a special education program, how schools reward behavioural conformity and specific intelligence traits, his “Dual-Process of Human Intelligence”, creativity research, and redefining Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life with Luke Burgis

Venture Stories | 7 March 2021 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Luke Burgis about his book Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life. Discusses how he’s making the audience for Rene Girard’s work bigger; why innovation became high status while imitation was high status earlier in history; what is most often misunderstood about mimetic desire; the difference between internal and external mediators; what all this has to do with entrepreneurship; how leaders can manage mimesis in their company; the difference between mimetic and objective value; the founder’s mythology and mimetic theory; and why Nietzsche was right about resentment.

Adam Grant and Tim Harford – The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

How To Academy | 8 March 2021 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Adam Grant and Tim Harford discuss Grant’s book Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. Explores how to question and update beliefs and get comfortable with being wrong.

Understanding Moral Disagreements (Jonathan Haidt)

Rationally Speaking | 18 February 2021 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt about his book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Discusses his Moral Foundations Theory and whether liberals should expand their moral horizons by learning to think like conservatives.

The Easiest Person to Fool

Hidden Brain | 1 February 2021 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Grant about his book Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. Describes the magic that unfolds when we challenge our own deeply-held beliefs – we too easily imagine we know more than we do.