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Podcasts Archive - Scott Barry Kaufman

Monthly Archives: October, 2019

[Rerun] Dr. Elaine Aron on the Highly Sensitive Person

by Scott Barry Kaufman, October 30, 2019

Dr. Elaine Aron is one of the world’s foremost experts on the highly sensitive person. She ought to be – she was its first researcher! In this episode, we cover this fascinating concept as it relates to a broad swath of psychological concepts like self-esteem, gender, love, leadership, personality, genetics and more. Roughly 20% of the […]

[Rerun] Why We Love, Lust, and Live with Helen Fisher

by Scott Barry Kaufman, October 24, 2019

A leader in the psychology of human mating, and an expert on both the cultural and biological foundations of love, Helen Fisher shares science-backed information on attraction, mate selection, infidelity, the neuroscience of love and the effects of culture on our biology. There’s a wealth of interesting facts here and some surprising insight into humanity’s […]

[Rerun] Spectacular Ability in a Sea of Disability: The Psychology of Savantism with Darold Treffert

by Scott Barry Kaufman, October 19, 2019

A leading expert in the psychology of savantism for over 40 years and the scientific advisor for the film Rain Man, Darold Treffert is a wellspring of knowledge on this fascinating yet often misunderstood condition. In this episode we cover the brain anatomy of savantism, its causes and some of the incredible abilities of famous […]

[Rerun] Todd Kashdan on Dancing with the Dark Side of Your Personality

by Scott Barry Kaufman, October 10, 2019

Psychologist Dr. Todd Kashdan shares some unconventional research on how we can harness “negative” psychological characteristics to live whole, successful and fulfilling lives. Topics include the dark triad, emotional experimentation, mindfulness, education, evolution and what it means to live well. In this episode you will hear about: How feelings like anxiety, jealousy and selfishness can […]

[Rerun] Angela Duckworth on Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Scott Barry Kaufman, October 3, 2019

Angela Duckworth researches self-control and grit, which is defined as passion and perseverance for long term goals. Her research has demonstrated that there are factors that can be more predictive of success than IQ. In this episode we cover some of her findings on grit, including academic and popular misconceptions of this work. We also discuss […]

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