You Are Not So Smart

YANSS 138 – Rethinking evil with psychologist Julia Shaw (Mo, 08 Okt 2018)
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Julia Shaw, an expert in memory and criminal psychology, to […]
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YANSS 137 – Narrative Persuasion (Mo, 08 Okt 2018)
One of the most effective ways to change people’s minds is to put your argument into a narrative […]
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YANSS 136 – Why solving problems can make those problems seem impossible to solve (Di, 11 Sep 2018)
In this episode we explore prevalence induced concept change with psychologist David Levari. In a nutshell, when we […]
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YANSS 135 – Why we are more realistic when evaluating others (Di, 11 Sep 2018)
When you think about your future health, career, finances, and even longevity — you imagine a rosy, hopeful […]
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YANSS 134 – The Elaboration Likelihood Model (Di, 11 Sep 2018)
In this episode we sit down with psychology legend Richard Petty to discuss the Elaboration Likelihood Model, a […]
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YANSS 133 – How politics became our identity (So, 05 Aug 2018)
Dinner parties used to be where you avoided politics. Now talking about politics at dinner parties is the […]
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YANSS 132 – Practice (rebroadcast) (Sa, 04 Aug 2018)
You live in the past. You don’t know this because your brain lies to you and then covers […]
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Transcript: Uncivil Agreement (Sa, 04 Aug 2018)
This is the transcript for episode 133 of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast. In this episode, we spend […]
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YANSS 131 – The psychological forces that make waiting for marshmallows easier also make life itself easier (Mo, 02 Jul 2018)
In 1990, psychologist Walter Michel’s and his team released a landmark study into delayed gratification. They offered kids […]
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A conversation about how minds change with Misha Glouberman (Mo, 21 Mai 2018)
On April 22, Misha Glouberman of How to Talk to People About Things sat down with David McRaney […]
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VIDEO: How to Talk to People About Things with Misha Glouberman (Mo, 21 Mai 2018)

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YANSS 128 – The neuroscience of joy, comfort, happiness, and bliss (Mo, 21 Mai 2018)
What makes you happy? As in, what generates happiness inside the squishy bits that reside inside your skull? […]
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YANSS 127 – How we became self obsessed (Mo, 21 Mai 2018)
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast we sit down with my friend and […]
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YANSS 126 – Separate Spheres and Normalization (Mo, 21 Mai 2018)
Common sense used to dictate that men and women should only come together for breakfast and dinner. According […]
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YANSS 125 – How we rationalize unwanted changes to the status quo that we once resisted (Mi, 11 Apr 2018)
  When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situation, we often rationalize our predicament so as to make […]
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YANSS 124 – How our brains hide the evidence of belief change (Mo, 26 Mär 2018)
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are you sure? In this episode we explore new […]
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YANSS 123 – Active Information Avoidance (Mo, 26 Mär 2018)
Little did the champions of the Enlightenment know that once we had access to all the facts…well, reason […]
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YANSS 122 – How our unchecked tribal psychology pollutes politics, science, and just about everything else (Di, 27 Feb 2018)
We aren’t treating tribalism as a basic human drive, but that’s what it is. Fast food lowered the […]
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YANSS 121 – Progress (rebroadcast) (Mo, 26 Feb 2018)
This episode of the You Are Not So Smart podcast is about progress, how we invented it as […]
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Interview with KCUR: Changing Your Mind (Sa, 03 Feb 2018)
I recently sat down with the fine people at KCUR's Central Standard to discuss my upcoming book (later this year) about how people do (and do not) change their minds.
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