You Are Not So Smart

You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

http://www.youarenotsosmart.com/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 56m. Bisher sind 313 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 19 hours 57 minutes

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episode 213: 213 - Vaccine Hesitancy


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episode 212: 212 - The Power of Us - Jay Van Bavel


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episode 211: 211 - QAnon and Conspiratorial Narratives


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episode 210: 210 - Julia Shaw - The Memory Illusion (rebroadcast)


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episode 209: 209 - Masks (rebroadcast)


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