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Evolution and Contextual Behavioral Science: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Human Behavior
This is “part II” of the interview. The first part is more or less about psychology specifically whilst this second part expands into different ideas about the approach of scientists, certain biases of scientific fields, and how these two people came together and inspired each others work:
https://www.offtheclockpsych.com/podcas ... al-science
The discussion is quite wide ranging and I imagine there is something of interest for everyone.
Note: Will probably be throwing out a different podcast every month (or maybe two if people are interested.) I’ll give whoever is interested to have a listen and will post something within the next few days highlighting some of the things that interested me in the discussion.
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- Favorite Philosopher: right now it is Tim Wu
Their reference to "Prosocial" technique is sounds very interesting as well. They didn't mention EO Wilson by name but they talked a lot about group selection, and I'm curious what kind of techniques are involved given some of their supporting data like the success in its application to at-risk youth.
I also found their Nietzschean perspective on early childhood trauma to be very surprising. It reminds me of Nassim Taleb's conception of "Antifragility", describing things that become stronger under conditions of stress and disorder. I wonder what kind of conversation these two would have on Gabor Mate's work on addiction, in which he theorizes addiction to be the consequence of unresolved trauma, especially in early childhood.
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