Myers-Briggs Personality Testing

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 28 September 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later 
Interview with Merve Emre on the ideas in The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing. Describes the history and (lack of) science behind the Myers-Briggs personality test and backgrounds the mother-daughter team who conceived it almost 100 years ago.

Resilience After Unimaginable Loss

On Being with Krista Tippett | 24 April 2017 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Sets out the path to growth from tragedy. It’s about the 3Ps: avoiding personalization (“this was my fault”), pervasiveness (“this affects everything”), and permanence (“nothing will ever be the same again”).

Carol Tavris on Mistakes, Justification, and Cognitive Dissonance

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 4 July 2018 | 1h 11m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Social psychologist Carol Tavris on the ideas in “Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me),” which explores the effect that cognitive dissonance has on how we think. Discusses the process by which people justify the mistakes that they make, and how that leads to everything from false memories to political polarization.

Where Jonathan Haidt Thinks the American Mind Went Wrong

The Ezra Klein Show | 26 November 2018 | 1h 53m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt on the ideas in The Coddling of the American Mind. Insightful on the costs of being overly protective and focusing on injustice. Debates the right balance between nurturing antifragility in the face of injustice versus entrenching societal injustice.

Annie Duke – Thinking More in Bets

Capital Allocators | 19 November 2018 | 0h 46m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Follow up interview with Annie Duke covering the challenge of separating signal from noise in making decisions, the formation and confirmation of beliefs, forming decision groups, communicating with teams, mistakes Annie’s advisory clients have made after reading her book and stories of how Annie approached being a woman in the male-dominated poker world.

Annie Duke – Improving Decision Making

Capital Allocators | 5 February 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets. A wonderful synthesis of evolutionary psychology, behavioural biases and what to do about it from an expert in psychology with a grounding in the real world of poker.

Robert Cialdini on the Psychology of Persuasion

Masters in Business | 2 November 2018 | 1h 13m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University and expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance and negotiation. Discusses highlights from his books Influence: Science and Practice and Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade.

Robert Greene – The Laws of Human Nature

The James Altucher Show | 23 October 2018 | 1h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Robert Greene on the ideas in “The Laws of Human Nature,” which explains the hidden science behind human behaviour. Greene explains why we see so much irrational behaviour around us and in ourselves. Includes concrete advice on ways you can start to change your behaviour.