Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Social Psychologist Roy Baumeister on Identity, the Self, and the Meaning of Life

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 29, 2017

Dr. Roy Baumeister is widely considered to be one of the most influential and cited psychologists of our time. He’s also a wonderful conversationalist, full of interesting research to share with our listeners! In this episode, we learn about how he came to study the diverse array of fascinating topics that have characterized his career. We discuss how people […]

Wait But Why? Unraveling Life’s Biggest Mysteries with Tim Urban

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 22, 2017

We are huge fans of Tim Urban’s Wait But Why blog, so it was a great joy to speak with him for today’s show. In this episode of The Psychology Podcast, we experience Tim’s patented wry wit and deep philosophical insight as we chat across a wide range of topics, including Tim’s journey to becoming one of the […]

Alain de Botton on Love, Sex, Religion and Happiness

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 8, 2017

Modern day philosopher Alain de Botton has become world renowned for his ability to provide compelling real world answers to some of life’s biggest questions. For this episode of The Psychology Podcast, we cover the philosophy and science of a range of topics, including what it means to have a “normal” relationship, the origins of the […]

Mindfulness and Self-Authorship w/ Cory Muscara

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 1, 2017

Mindfulness has become a hot topic recently, gracing the covers of magazines like Time and Scientific American. Yet despite its rising popularity, many people remain confused about what exactly mindfulness is or how to start their own practice! On this episode of The Psychology Podcast, mindfulness expert Cory Mascara speaks with our executive producer Taylor Kreiss, sharing science backed […]

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