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189 - The Vaccine
Sep 21 • 103 min
In this giant episode, experts on vaccines, epidemiology, psychology, and science communication explain how we created so much confusion about COVID-19, and how we can avoid doing it again when a vaccine is ready for widespread, public distribution. We…
188 - The Happiness Lab (rebroadcast)
Sep 6 • 67 min
In this episode, we welcome Yale psychologist Laurie Santos who discusses her new podcast, The Happiness Lab which explores how wrong and misguided we can be when we pursue the things we think will make us happy or avoid the things that we think will make…
187 - Bad Habits (rebroadcast)
Aug 23 • 73 min
In this episode, Dr. Jud Brewer, a neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, discusses bad habits and how to change them. He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love — Why We Get Hooked and how We Can Break Bad Habits —…
186 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (rebroadcast)
Aug 9 • 41 min
In Lori Gottlieb’s new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, she opens with a quote from James Baldwin that reads, “Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.” In…
185 - Masks
Jul 28 • 91 min
In this episode we explore the psychology behind why some people don’t want to wear masks, why they get angry at the idea, and why they sometimes take to the streets and city council meetings to voice that anger. Four guests help us to understand how…
184 - The Blind Spots Between Us
Jul 12 • 73 min
Our guest in this episode is Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, a disaster-avoidance expert who has spent more than 20 years training businesses how to de-bias themselves. He is the author for Never Trust Your Gut and he is here to talk about his new book The Blind…
183 - Black Lives Matter
Jun 28 • 72 min
In this episode, members of the Association of Black Psychologists gather in a roundtable discussion to explore Black Lives Matter and the social movement taking place right now in The United States. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy…
182 - The A/B Effect (rebroadcast)
Jun 15 • 87 min
So, you might think that, in general, as an idea, as a practice, the A/B test would be beloved, supported, and encouraged as a way to test out policies and practices and drugs and treatments, but new research shows that a significant portion of the public…
181 - Pluralistic Ignorance (rebroadcast)
Jun 1 • 89 min
There are several ways to define pluralistic ignorance, and that’s because it’s kind of a brain twister when you try to put it into words. On certain issues, the majority of the people believe that the majority of the people in a group believe what, in…
180 - Meltdown
May 18 • 113 min
In this episode we sit down with Chris Clearfield, author of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
179 - The Memory Illusion
May 3 • 79 min
Our guest on this episode of the You Are Not So S…
178 - Behind the Curve (rebroadcast)
Apr 19 • 81 min
In this episode, we sit down with the director an…
177 - COVID - 19
Apr 5 • 122 min
Flatten the curve. That idea has spread through …
176 - Socks and Crocs - Part Two
Mar 25 • 67 min
Priors are what neuroscientists and philosophers …
175 - Socks And Crocs - Part One
Mar 8 • 36 min
Back in 2015, before Brexit, before Clinton vs. T…
174 - Bad Advice (rebroadcast)
Feb 23 • 67 min
In this episode, we sit down with vaccine expert …
173 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Feb 9 • 73 min
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Mi…
172 - Team Human (rebroadcast)
Jan 26 • 71 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…
171 - Partisan Brains
Jan 13 • 87 min
Jay Van Bavel studies “from neurons to social net…
170 - Mark Sargent
Dec 29, 2019 • 62 min
In October of 2019 I sat down with prominent Flat…
169 - Art
Dec 15, 2019 • 104 min
Moira Dillon studies how “the physical world in w…
168 - Not a Scientist (rebroadcast)
Dec 1, 2019 • 41 min
Our guest in this episode of the You Are Not So S…
167 - How to Talk to People About Things (rebroadcast)
Nov 17, 2019 • 102 min
In this episode, we sit down with negotiation exp…
166 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change (rebroadcast)
Nov 3, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode we explore prevalence induced con…
165 - The Friendship Cure (rebroadcast)
Oct 20, 2019 • 83 min
On this episode, we welcome journalist Kate Leave…
164 - Meetings
Oct 6, 2019 • 55 min
You probably hate meetings — most people do — a…
163 - The Happiness Lab
Sep 23, 2019 • 70 min
In this episode we welcome Yale psychologist Laur…
162 - The Elaboration Likelihood Model (rebroadcast)
Sep 8, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode we sit down with psychology legen…
161 - Bad Habits
Aug 25, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode, Dr. Jud Brewer, a neuroscientist…
160 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Aug 12, 2019 • 46 min
In Lori Gottlieb’s new book, Maybe You Should Tal…
159 - Uncivil Agreement (rebroadcast)
Jul 28, 2019 • 81 min
In this episode, we welcome Lilliana Mason on the…
158 - The AB Effect
Jul 15, 2019 • 82 min
So, you might think that, in general, as an idea,…
157 - Pluralistic Ignorance
Jul 1, 2019 • 88 min
There are several ways to define pluralistic igno…
156 - Selfie (rebroadcast)
Jun 16, 2019 • 84 min
In this episode, we sit down with author Will Sto…
155 - Live in New York - Post Truth
Jun 2, 2019 • 123 min
You Are Not So Smart, live in New York, at The Be…
154 - The Marshmallow Replication (rebroadcast)
May 20, 2019 • 51 min
The marshmallow test is one of the most well-know…
153 - Happy Brain (rebroadcast)
May 6, 2019 • 89 min
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152 - Status Quo Rationalization (rebroadcast)
Apr 21, 2019 • 42 min
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151 - Behind the Curve
Apr 8, 2019 • 74 min
In this episode we sit down with the director and…
150 - Belief Change Blindness (rebroadcast)
Mar 24, 2019 • 38 min
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are…
149 - Bad Advice
Mar 11, 2019 • 67 min
In this episode, we sit down with vaccine expert …
148 - Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Feb 25, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Mi…
147 - The Replication Crisis (rebroadcast)
Feb 10, 2019 • 45 min
“Science is wrong about everything, but you can t…
146 - Tribal Psychology (rebroadcast)
Jan 27, 2019 • 68 min
The evidence is clear that humans value being goo…
145 - Team Human
Jan 13, 2019 • 70 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…
144 - The Backfire Effect - Part Four (rebroadcast)
Dec 30, 2018 • 73 min
In 2017, YANSS did three episodes about the backf…
143 - How to Talk to People About Things
Dec 16, 2018 • 102 min
In this episode, we sit down with negotiation exp…
142 - Debate (rebroadcast)
Dec 3, 2018 • 54 min
In late 2014 and early 2015, the city of Starkvil…
141 - Not A Scientist
Nov 19, 2018 • 43 min
Our guest in this episode of the You Are Not So S…
140 - Machine Bias (rebroadcast)
Nov 4, 2018 • 53 min
We’ve transferred our biases to artificial intell…
139 - The Friendship Cure
Oct 20, 2018 • 80 min
On this episode, we welcome journalist Kate Leave…
138 - Evil
Oct 8, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Ju…
137 - Narrative Persuasion (rebroadcast)
Sep 23, 2018 • 38 min
One of the most effective ways to change people’s…
136 - Prevalence Induced Concept Change
Sep 10, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode we explore prevalence induced con…
135 - Optimism Bias (rebroadcast)
Aug 26, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, Tali Sharot, a cognitive neurosc…
134 - The Elaboration Likelihood Model
Aug 15, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode we sit down with psychology legen…
133 - Uncivil Agreement
Jul 29, 2018 • 80 min
In this episode, we welcome Lilliana Mason on the…
132 - Practice (rebroadcast)
Jul 15, 2018 • 47 min
Is it true that all it takes to be an expert is 1…
131 - The Marshmallow Replication
Jul 2, 2018 • 52 min
The marshmallow test is one of the most well-know…
130 - The Half LIfe of Facts (rebroadcast)
Jun 18, 2018 • 30 min
In medical school they tell you half of what you …
129 - Desirability Bias (rebroadcast)
Jun 4, 2018 • 33 min
Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidenc…
128 - Happy Brain
May 21, 2018 • 88 min
What makes you happy? As in, what generates happi…
127 - Selfie
May 7, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode, we sit down with author Will Sto…
126 - Separate Spheres (rebroadcast)
Apr 22, 2018 • 35 min
Despite their relative invisibility, a norm, even…
125 - Status Quo Rationalization
Apr 9, 2018 • 45 min
When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situa…
124 - Belief Change Blindness
Mar 26, 2018 • 40 min
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are…
123 - Active Information Avoidance (rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2018 • 28 min
Little did the champions of the Enlightenment kno…
122 - Tribal Psychology
Feb 26, 2018 • 68 min
The evidence is clear that humans value being goo…
121 - Progress (rebroadcast)
Feb 11, 2018 • 60 min
Do we have the power to change the outcome of his…
120 - The Backfire Effect - Part Four
Jan 28, 2018 • 70 min
Last year on this show, we did three episodes abo…
119 - The Unpersuadables
Jan 15, 2018 • 43 min
Our guest for this episode, Will Storr, wrote a b…
118 - Connections (rebroadcast)
Dec 31, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode of the YANSS Podcast, we sit down…
117 - Idiot Brain (rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we interview Dean Burnett, author…
116 - Reality (rebroadcast)
Dec 3, 2017 • 60 min
Have you ever questioned the nature of your reali…
115 - Machine Bias
Nov 20, 2017 • 54 min
We’ve transferred our biases to artificial intell…
114 - Moral Arguments (rebroadcast)
Nov 5, 2017 • 52 min
In this divisive and polarized era how do you bri…
113 - Narrative Persuasion
Oct 22, 2017 • 36 min
One of the most effective ways to change people’s…
112 - Change My View (rebroadcast)
Oct 8, 2017 • 71 min
For computer scientist Chenhao Tan and his team, …
111 - Collective Intelligence
Sep 25, 2017 • 41 min
If you wanted to build a team in such a way that …
110 - Sleep Deprivation and Bias
Sep 10, 2017 • 32 min
If you could compare the person you were before y…
109 - The Search Effect (rebroadcast)
Aug 27, 2017 • 50 min
What effect does Google have on your brain? Here’…
108 - Pandora’s Lab
Aug 14, 2017 • 55 min
The facts don’t speak for themselves. Someone alw…
107 - Debate
Jul 30, 2017 • 56 min
In late 2014 and early 2015, the city of Starkvil…
106 - The Climate Paradox (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes d…
105 - Optimism Bias
Jul 11, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, Tali Sharot, a cognitive neurosc…
104 - Labels (rebroadcast)
Jun 19, 2017 • 43 min
We are each born labeled. In moments of ambiguity…
103 - Desirability Bias
Jun 5, 2017 • 34 min
Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidenc…
102 - WEIRD Science (rebroadcast)
May 21, 2017 • 30 min
Is psychology too WEIRD? That’s what this episode…
101 - Naive Realism (rebroadcast)
May 9, 2017 • 56 min
In psychology, they call it naive realism, the te…
100 - The Replication Crisis
Apr 19, 2017 • 49 min
“Science is wrong about everything, but you can t…
099 - The Half Life of Facts
Apr 9, 2017 • 30 min
In medical school they tell you half of what you …
098 - Active Information Avoidance
Mar 27, 2017 • 39 min
The cyberpunks, the Founding Fathers, 19th Centur…
097 - Scams (rebroadcast)
Mar 11, 2017 • 61 min
Before we had names for them or a science to stud…
096 - Progress
Feb 24, 2017 • 65 min
Do we have the power to change the outcome of his…
095 - The Backfire Effect - Part Three
Feb 11, 2017 • 63 min
If dumping evidence into people’s laps often just…
094 - The Backfire Effect - Part Two
Jan 28, 2017 • 47 min
If you try to correct someone who you know is wro…
093 - The Backfire Effect - Part One
Jan 13, 2017 • 41 min
We don’t treat all of our beliefs the same. The…
091 - Learned Helplessness (rebroadcast)
Dec 14, 2016 • 47 min
Even when the prison doors are left wide open, we…
090 - Reality - Donald Hoffman
Dec 2, 2016 • 66 min
Have you ever questioned the nature of your reali…
089 - Connections - James Burke
Nov 16, 2016 • 70 min
Legendary science historian James Burke returns t…
088 - Moral Arguments
Nov 4, 2016 • 56 min
In this divisive and polarized era how do you bri…
087 - Paranoia
Oct 20, 2016 • 31 min
Jesse Walker is the author of The United States o…
086 - Change My View
Oct 9, 2016 • 76 min
For computer scientist Chenhao Tan and his team, …
085 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw (rebroadcast)
Sep 21, 2016 • 41 min
Julia Shaw’s research demonstrates the fact that …
084 - Getting Gamers - Jamie Madigan
Sep 7, 2016 • 56 min
Why do people cheat? Why are our online worlds of…
083 - Idiot Brain - Dean Burnett
Aug 24, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode we interview Dean Burnett, author…
082 - Crowds (rebroadcast)
Aug 10, 2016 • 50 min
This episode’s guest, Michael Bond, is the author…
081 - The Climate Paradox
Jul 28, 2016 • 57 min
In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes d…
080 - Deep Canvassing
Jul 13, 2016 • 58 min
Oddly enough, we don’t actually know very much ab…
079 - Separate Spheres
Jun 29, 2016 • 42 min
Common sense used to dictate that men and women s…
078 - The Existential Fallacy
Jun 16, 2016 • 34 min
Hypothetical situations involving dragons, robots…
077 - The Conjunction Fallacy
Jun 2, 2016 • 34 min
Here is a logic puzzle created by psychologists D…
076 - The Genetic Fallacy
May 19, 2016 • 39 min
We often overestimate and overstate just how much…
075 - Special Pleading / Moving the Goalposts
May 5, 2016 • 38 min
Sometimes you apply a double standard to the thin…
074 - Begging The Question
Apr 20, 2016 • 35 min
If you believe something is bad because it is…b…
073 - Bayes’ Theorem
Apr 8, 2016 • 90 min
We don’t treat all of our beliefs equally. For s…
072 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect (Rebroadcast)
Mar 23, 2016 • 65 min
In this episode, we explore why we are unaware th…
071 - The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy
Mar 9, 2016 • 44 min
When you desire meaning, when you want things to …
070 - The No True Scotsman Fallacy
Feb 25, 2016 • 35 min
When your identity becomes intertwined with your …
069 - The Black And White Fallacy
Feb 11, 2016 • 29 min
Obviously, the world isn’t black and white, so wh…
068 - The Strawman Fallacy
Jan 28, 2016 • 28 min
When confronted with dogma-threatening, worldview…
067 - The Fallacy Fallacy
Jan 14, 2016 • 41 min
If you have ever been in an argument, you’ve like…
065 - Survivorship Bias (rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2015 • 31 min
The problem with sorting out failures and success…
064 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos (rebroadcast)
Dec 2, 2015 • 48 min
Our guest in this episode of the You Are Not So S…
063 - The Search Effect - Matthew Fisher
Nov 18, 2015 • 56 min
What effect does Google have on your brain? Here’…
062 - Naive Realism - Lee Ross
Nov 5, 2015 • 64 min
In psychology, they call it naive realism, the te…
061 - Mindfulness - Michael Taft
Oct 22, 2015 • 82 min
You have the power to wield neuroplasticity to yo…
060 - Reframing - Robert R. Morris
Oct 7, 2015 • 70 min
Reframing is one of those psychological tools tha…
059 - The Illusion Of Control - Michael And Sarah Bennett
Sep 23, 2015 • 65 min
In the show, you’ll hear Michael elaborate on why…
058 - Technology - Clive Thompson (Rebroadcast)
Sep 9, 2015 • 70 min
Is all this new technology improving our thinking…
057 - PTSD - Robert D. Laird
Aug 27, 2015 • 67 min
10 years after Katrina the residents of New Orlea…
056 - Magicians And Scams - Brian Brushwood
Aug 12, 2015 • 71 min
Before we had names for them or a science to stud…
055 - WEIRD People - Steven J. Heine
Jul 31, 2015 • 48 min
Is psychology too WEIRD? That’s what this episode…
054 - The Self - Bruce Hood (rebroadcast)
Jul 16, 2015 • 51 min
Is the person you believe to be the protagonist o…
053 - Adaptive Learning - Ulrik Christensen
Jul 2, 2015 • 49 min
Can new computer programs rid us of the cognitive…
052 - Learned Helplessness
Jun 22, 2015 • 45 min
Stuck in a bad situation, even when the prison do…
051 - Work - Laszlo Bock
Jun 4, 2015 • 70 min
Work often sucks, but it doesn’t have to. In this…
050 - Happy Money - Elizabeth Dunn (rebroadcast)
May 22, 2015 • 45 min
It’s peculiar, your inability to predict what wil…
049 - Rejection - Jia Jiang
May 8, 2015 • 54 min
What if you could give yourself a superpower? Tha…
048 - Contact
Apr 25, 2015 • 61 min
Can you change a person’s mind on a divisive soci…
047 - Public Shaming - Jon Ronson
Apr 8, 2015 • 58 min
Public shaming is back. Once done in town squares…
046 - Inbetweenisode 11 - Steven Novella
Mar 26, 2015 • 61 min
In this inbetweenisode you will hear an excerpt f…
045 - Doctors - Danielle Ofri
Mar 11, 2015 • 56 min
In this episode, we talk to Danielle Ofri, a phys…
044 - Inbetweenisode - James Burke And Matt Novak (Rebroadcast)
Feb 25, 2015 • 43 min
This episode is a rebroadcast of two interviews f…
043 - Misremembering - Julia Shaw and Dan Simons
Feb 11, 2015 • 69 min
Did Brian Williams lie, exaggerate, or misremembe…
042 - Bodily Resonance - Lara Maister
Jan 28, 2015 • 50 min
Scientists are using rubber hands and virtual rea…
041 - Inbetweenisode - The Game/Ceiling Crasher
Jan 14, 2015 • 32 min
In this episode, two stories, one about a footbal…
040 - Monkey Marketplace - Laurie Santos
Jan 5, 2015 • 69 min
How far back can we trace our irrational behavior…
039 - Blind Insight - Ryan Scott
Dec 17, 2014 • 67 min
Is it possible to for different parts of your min…
038 - Inbetweenisode - The Halo Effect
Dec 9, 2014 • 163 min
One salient trait can cause you to misjudge every…
037 - Motivation - Daniel Pink
Nov 23, 2014 • 74 min
What motivates you to keep going, to reach for yo…
036 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Nov 10, 2014 • 91 min
Have you ever been confronted with the fact that …
035 - Inbetweenisode - The Sunk Cost Fallacy
Nov 2, 2014 • 40 min
Are you throwing good money after bad? Are you st…
034 - The Post Hoc Fallacy
Oct 14, 2014 • 40 min
Do you believe in magical amulets? Apparently, in…
033 - Belief - Will Storr
Sep 29, 2014 • 98 min
Do you think that everything you believe is true?…
032 - Ego Depletion
Sep 12, 2014 • 54 min
Many see willpower as something you develop like …
031 - Extinction Burst
Aug 27, 2014 • 32 min
Why do you so often fail at removing bad habits f…
030 - Practice - David Epstein
Aug 13, 2014 • 66 min
Is it true that all it takes to be an expert is 1…
029 - Labels - Adam Alter
Aug 1, 2014 • 54 min
I did something this week that I’m sure many peop…
028 - Crowds - Michael Bond
Jul 18, 2014 • 66 min
It is a human tendency that’s impossible not to n…
027 - Science Communication - Joe Hanson
Jul 9, 2014 • 69 min
I recently collaborated with Joe Hanson of the Yo…
026 - Maslow’s Hammer
Jun 19, 2014 • 15 min
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you h…
025 - Enclothed Cognition - Hajo Adam
Jun 6, 2014 • 65 min
The clothes you wear have powers…over your mind…
024 - Sleep - Richard Wiseman
May 24, 2014 • 66 min
Why do we sleep and why do we dream? Despite the …
023 - Inbetweenisode 4 - The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight
May 7, 2014 • 26 min
In the 1950s, in an effort to better understand g…
022 - Survivorship Bias - Megan Price
Apr 23, 2014 • 76 min
The problem with sorting out failures and success…
021 - Inbetweenisode 3 - Christina Draganich
Apr 3, 2014 • 35 min
In this inbetweenisode, Christina Draganich expla…
020 - The Future - James Burke and Matt Novak
Mar 17, 2014 • 74 min
If you love educational entertainment – programs …
019 - The Placebo Effect - Kristi Erdal
Feb 28, 2014 • 70 min
How powerful is the placebo effect? After a good …
018 - Inbetweenisode - The Benjamin Franklin Effect
Feb 18, 2014 • 28 min
Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters, a…
016 - Conspiracy Theories - Steven Novella and Jesse Walker
Jan 16, 2014 • 58 min
Who is pulling the strings? Who is behind the cov…
015 - Inbetweenisode - Narrative Bias
Jan 7, 2014 • 17 min
In this inbetweenisode I read an excerpt from my …
014 - Narratives - Melanie C. Green
Dec 23, 2013 • 62 min
In this episode we discuss the power of narrative…
013 - Technology - Clive Thompson
Dec 4, 2013 • 71 min
The very fact that you are reading this sentence,…
012 - Jealousy
Nov 21, 2013 • 61 min
Why do human beings experience jealousy, what is …
011 - Culture
Nov 6, 2013 • 31 min
Is your state of mind from one situation to the n…
010 - Perversion
Oct 15, 2013 • 55 min
In this episode we discuss sexual deviancy and pe…
009 - Arguing
Sep 26, 2013 • 70 min
On this episode we discuss the psychology of argu…
008 - Video Games
Aug 29, 2013 • 58 min
In this episode, we discuss the how video games c…
007 - Common Sense
Jul 22, 2013 • 53 min
In this episode we discuss eyebeams and supersede…
004 - Money
Jul 6, 2013 • 43 min
In this episode we speak with Elizabeth Dunn abou…
005 - Selling Out
Oct 5, 2012 • 57 min
In this episode, we discuss selling out, counterc…
004 - The Self
Jun 30, 2012 • 50 min
In this episode we discuss the self and interview…
003 - Confabulation
May 27, 2012 • 28 min
In this episode, we discuss confabulation with ne…
002 - The Illusion of Knowledge
May 7, 2012 • 47 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…
001 - Attention
Apr 21, 2012 • 40 min
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podca…