You Are Not So Smart

You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology t…

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 56m. Bisher sind 303 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 7 hours 21 minutes

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episode 194: 194 - Because Internet


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episode 193: 193 - Gossip


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episode 192: 192 - The Dunning-Kruger Effect (rebroadcast)


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episode 191: 191 - Livewired


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episode 190: 190 - Learned Helplessness (rebroadcast)


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episode 189: 189 - The Vaccine


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 2020-09-21  1h43m
 
 

188 - The Happiness Lab (rebroadcast)


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 us sad. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale - the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history - The Happiness Lab is a tour of the latest scientific research into what does and does not make us happy...


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