The Science of Social Networks with Nicholas Christakis

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 29 April 2024 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nicholas Christakis about his research on social networks and biosocial science – ideas from his books Connected, Blueprint, and Apollo’s Arrow. Discusses how genes can influence our social networks, the dynamics of social contagion, and why the arc of human evolution bends towards goodness. Highlights include the efficiency of learning by copying what others do, the principle that the benefits of a connected life outweigh the costs, network science, and the influence of modern technology on human social interactions.

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