Monthly Archives: June, 2020

Richard Haier on the Nature of Human Intelligence

June 25, 2020

Today we have Richard Haier on the podcast. Dr. Haier is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. His research investigates structural and functional neuroanatomy of intelligence using neuroimaging. He created an eighteen lecture video course called The Intelligent Brain and he is author of The Neuroscience of Intelligence. Dr. […]

How Politics Became Our Identity with Lilliana Mason

June 17, 2020

Today it’s great to have the political psychologist Lilianna Mason on the podcast. Dr. Mason is associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity (University of Chicago Press). Dr. Mason received her PhD in Political Psychology from Stony Brook University and her BA […]

Geoffrey Miller on Signaling, Mating, and Morality

June 11, 2020

Today it’s great to have Geoffrey Miller on the podcast. Geoffrey Miller is the author of Virtue Signaling (2019), Spent (2009), and The Mating Mind (2001), the co-author of Mate/What Women Want (2015), and the co-editor of Mating Intelligence (2007). He has a B.A. from Columbia and a Ph.D. from Stanford. He’s a tenured evolutionary […]

From Learned Helplessness to Learned Hopefulness with Martin Seligman

June 4, 2020

“Basically, I found myself asking the question: “What was missing in psychology?” And what was present in something psychology could be proud of was that psychotherapy actually worked, that it helped a good number of people, and it was well liked. But what psychology was missing was “What makes life worth living?” – Martin Seligman Today […]