Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Your Brain on Enlightenment with Dr. Andrew Newberg

by Scott Barry Kaufman, February 28, 2017

Dr. Andrew Newberg is widely regarded as a leading authority on the neuroscientific study of religious, spiritual and mystical experiences. For this episode of The Psychology Podcast, we engage in philosophically scientific meditations on the sublime and the sacred. Topics include: The 5 major components of an enlightenment experience, what occurs in the brain during […]

On Ecstasis and Extraordinary States of Consciousness with Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal

by Scott Barry Kaufman, February 22, 2017

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, authors of the new book Stealing Fire, come on The Psychology Podcast to discuss the life changing power of ecstatic altered states of mind. The authors have worked with extreme sports athletes, Silicon Valley innovators, and maverick scientists to understand how high performing people are using peak experiences (such as flow) […]

Boost Your Focus, Drive, and Micro-Resilience with Bonnie St. John

by Scott Barry Kaufman, February 15, 2017

Bonnie St. John is a celebrated author, Olympian, leadership consultant, and Rhodes scholar who has overcome some tremendous odds to become “one of the five most inspiring women in America.” Needless to say, she’s a fascinating individual with some wonderful stories and advice to convey to listeners. On today’s episode we focus on her latest book, which […]

Dr. Daniel Siegel on the Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

by Scott Barry Kaufman, February 8, 2017

What a pleasure it was to interview Dr. Dan Siegel, who has a wonderful ability to make complicated scientific concepts understandable and exciting. In this episode of The Psychology Podcast, we discuss topics surrounding the human mind – What is it? How does it interact with the environment and with other minds? Are we essentially our thoughts […]

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