The Psychology Podcast

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In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.

  • 58 minutes 41 seconds
    Vulnerable Minds and the Hope of Resilience w/ Marc Hauser
    This week Scott is joined by evolutionary biologist and author, Dr. Marc Hauser. Scott and Marc discuss adverse child experiences and why it's important to distinguish them from trauma. They also discuss Marc's framework for thinking about childhood adversity and how to help all kinds of vulnerable minds.

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    18 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 53 minutes 33 seconds
    Why Social Health Is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier w/ Kasley Killam

    This week Scott is joined by author and social health expert Kasley Killam. Scott and Kasley discuss the importance of prioritizing social health and why cultivating relationships is as important as diet, exercise and sleep.  

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    11 July 2024, 7:01 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    The Anxious Generation w/ Jonathan Haidt
    This week Scott is joined by NYU social psychologist and author Dr. Jonathan Haidt. Scott and Jonathan discuss the "great rewiring of childhood" and how it is negatively affecting the mental health of teenagers. They also discuss why a return to play based childhoods are better for kids in the long run and review the criticism of his research with an eye toward nuance and the recommendation of better studies to address one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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    4 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 55 minutes 27 seconds
    What Would the Buddha Do? w/ Cory Allen
    This week Scott is joined  by author and podcaster, Cory Allen. Scott and Cory discuss how to live better through teachings on mindfulness, mental clarity, facing reality, and personal growth through the lens of Buddhism.

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    27 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 52 minutes 22 seconds
    Are All Comedians Narcissists? W/ Krystyna Hutchinson

    This week Scott is joined by standup comedian and co-host of the critically acclaimed "Guys We F**ed: The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast", Krystyna Hutchinson. Scott and Krystyna discuss the psychology of standup comedy, psychological theory about relationships, and what to do when you find out your father isn't actually your father.

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    20 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    On Being Human w/ Cory Muscara
    This week Scott is joined by author, former monk, spiritual mindfulness guide, and friend Cory Muscara. Scott and Cory discuss the value of self-connection, whether or not there is a "true self", and the role of mindfulness in the self actualization journey.

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    13 June 2024, 7:01 am
  • 56 minutes 15 seconds
    The Neuroscience of Manifestation w/ Dr. James Doty
    This week Scott is joined by author and neuroscientist, Dr. James Doty. Scott and James discuss whether there is any science behind the law of attraction, the importance of "value tagging", and the neuroscience behind manifestation. 

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    6 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 52 minutes 32 seconds
    How To Spot a Narcissist and Heal From Them w/ Dr. Ramani Durvasula
    This week Scott is joined by clinical psychologist and author Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Dr. Durvasula is one of the world’s leading experts on narcissism. In this episode, they the common myths about narcissism, the warning signs of narcissism to look for when a new person enters your life, and how to heal and move on with your life after you've been hurt by a narcissistic person. 

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    30 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 58 minutes 21 seconds
    Collective Narcissism is Everywhere w/ Agnieszka Golec
    This week Scott is joined by Dr. Agnieszka Golec, the world’s expert on collective narcissism. Scott and Agnieszka dive deep into this relevant and rich topic, touching on the effects that this thinking has on broader society, how it has fanned the flames of populism around the world, and how it can be curbed to bring people closer together and foster more peace.

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    23 May 2024, 7:01 am
  • 1 hour 44 seconds
    What Does it Mean to Be Gifted? w/ Ellen Winner
    This week Scott is joined by developmental psychologist Ellen Winner. Scott and Ellen discuss Ellen's views on IQ and giftedness, the myth that gifted children are gifted in all subject areas, and the importance of artistic giftedness. 

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    16 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 41 minutes 38 seconds
    What It’s Like to Live Constitutionally w/ A.J. Jacobs
    This week Scott is joined by NY Times bestselling author, A.J Jacobs, who spent a year living his life living like a founding father down to every single detail— quill pens and all. A.J. reveals what he learned using his adopted colonial mindset, how the constitution affects our lives as well as ways we can interpret it, and the best ways to pursue happiness. 

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    9 May 2024, 7:01 am
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