Ryan Holiday || How to Have Courage

The Psychology Podcast | 6 January 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Ryan Holiday about his book Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave. Discusses his unique definition of courage, and how people can practice it in their daily lives; whether the stories of American heroism are as honourable as we’ve been led to believe; and touches on social justice, hope, stoicism, resilience, and virtues.

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

The Psychology Podcast | 30 September 2021 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Kathryn Paige Harden about her book The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality. Explains what genetic information can and can’t illuminate and argues for the importance of taking account of genetics to improve social policy.

See also Kathryn Paige Harden on Genetics, Luck, and Fairness.

Ron Friedman || Reverse Engineering Greatness

The Psychology Podcast | 8 September 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Ron Friedman about his book Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success. Discusses achieving greatness through reverse engineering; the Xerox Story with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates; why complete copycats fail; originality is not creativity; starting a collection of masterpieces; how The Ritz-Carlton Hotel uses the Scoreboard Principle; that courage alone is not enough for success; strategic practice and cross-training; and whether visualization increase the chance of success.

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.

Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech

The Psychology Podcast | 24 September 2020 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Greg Lukianoff eloquently arguing the case for free speech. Covers the need to know what others think, why you cannot ban something simply because it is offensive, protections against inciting violence against vulnerable people, depression and cognitive behavioural therapy, how anti-free speech administrations taught students habits of anxiety and depression by repressing free speech, reasons for the sudden spike in anti-free speech activism, and more.

Richard Haier on the Nature of Human Intelligence

The Psychology Podcast | 25 June 2020 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Haier about his work researching the structural and functional neuroanatomy of intelligence using neuroimaging. Covers evidence for the role of genetics, neuroimaging, IQ tests, and potential of, but the difficulty of increasing intelligence. Draws on ideas from The Neuroscience of Intelligence.

Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy

The Psychology Podcast | 16 August 2018 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Flynn discussing intelligence, what it is, its types, what effects it, what effects it has, and group differences and their potential causes. Draws especially on ideas in Does your Family Make You Smarter?: Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy.