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Liberate Your Mind with Steven Hayes [Video]

by Scott Barry Kaufman, November 7, 2019

***FIRST EPISODE OF THE NEW SEASON — WITH VIDEO!*** Today it’s great to have Dr. Steven Hayes on the podcast. Dr. Hayes is a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. The author of forty-three books and more than six hundred scientific articles, he has served as president of the Association for Behavioral […]

[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 […]

[Rerun] Wonder, Creativity, and the Personality of Political Correctness with Jordan Peterson

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 26, 2019

Today we have Dr. Jordan Peterson on the podcast. Dr. Peterson has taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and business people, consulted for the UN Secretary General, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America […]

[Rerun] Tim Ferriss on Accelerated Learning, Peak Performance and Living the Good Life

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 22, 2019

Three time bestselling author and human guinea pig Tim Ferriss discusses how to become top 5% in the world with a new skill in just 6-12 months. Scott and Tim debunk the 10,000 hour rule, discuss general principles for accelerated skill acquisition, and consider what it means to live the good life. In this episode […]

[Rerun] Dr. Kristin Neff on the Healing Power of Self-Compassion

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 12, 2019

A pioneering researcher in the psychology of self-compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff provides deep insight into the incredible healing power of being your own ally. In this episode, we cover some immediately useful ways to practice self-compassion and gain its many benefits. Self-compassion has been linked to reductions in anxiety, physical pain, depression and the stress hormone […]

[Rerun] The Laws of Human Nature with Robert Greene

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 5, 2019

Today we have Robert Greene on the podcast. Robert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, and is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies. His latest book is The Laws of Human Nature. In this episode […]

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