Michael Inzlicht is a social psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Toronto. His interests include self-control, religion, and wasting time on social media. He occasionally quotes from The Big Lebowski.
June 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 37 mins
art, intellectual dark web, measurement, philosophy, psychology
Yoel and Mickey grudgingly host their rivals from Very Bad Wizards, Tamler Sommers and David Pizarro, to talk shit about psychology, philosophy, and the Intellectual Dark Web.
May 13th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
hierarchy of needs, humanistic psychology, maslow, positive psychology, transcendence
Scott Barry Kaufman joins the show to talk about intelligence, humanistic psychology, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and transcendence.
April 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
covid-19, pandemic, parenting, productivity, public policy
Yoel and Mickey discuss how their lives have have been impacted by the global pandemic and then ask what role psychology should play, if any, in informing the public discussion about COVID-19.
April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
academia, book reviews, disgust, emotion, neurodegeneration, penis-gazing blowhards, true self
Nina Strohminger joins the show to talk about disgust, morality, the true self, death, academia, humor, and errant flatuses.
April 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
controversy, covid-19, disgust, evolutionary psychology, measurement, pathogen avoidance, politics
Joshua Tybur joins the show to discuss COVID-19, pathogen avoidance, disgust, measurement, evolutionary psychology, and baldness.
March 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
anti-natalism, childlessness, concept creep, fatherhood, motherhood
Elizabeth Page-Gould joins the podcast again to talk about motherhood, fatherhood, and people who choose to remain childless.
March 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
diversity statement, effect sizes, preregistration, terror management theory, the jesus rolls
In a grab bag episode, Yoel and Mickey talk movies, politics, replicator degrees of freedom, and effect sizes.
February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
hot takes, motivated morality, psychedelics, replication crisis, sociology
Yoel and Mickey welcome Stanford sociologist and psychologist Robb Willer to the show, who serves up hot takes about the low replicability area in social psychology.
January 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Yoel and Mickey discuss a new paper by Tal Yarkoni suggesting that quantitative research in psychology is suffering from a generalizability crisis. Before that, they discuss Contrapoints's new video on cancel-culture.
December 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
Mickey and Yoel declare war on Christmas, discuss US-Canada differences, and almost entirely avoid serious topics.
December 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
behavioral economics, behavioral science, consulting, industry, microdosing
Mickey and Yoel chat with Nick Hobson, a psychologist who has moved from academia to applying behavioral science in the real world.
November 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
don cherry, experimentation, methods, social psychology
Are many classic social psychology experiments more theater than science? Mickey and Yoel discuss "The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology," a book by the sociologist Augustine Brannigan that makes this provocative claim.
November 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
jazz hands, sesp, social psychology
Mickey and Yoel take advantage of the SESP (Society for Experimental Social Psychology) conference to ask guests some hard-hitting questions about the present and future of social psychology (and, of course, beers). We then answer the same questions ourselves.
October 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
heterodoxy, leaving academia, viewpoint diversity
Mickey and Yoel talk with Debra Mashek, the executive director of Heterodox Academy, an organization working to increase open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in academia. But what does that mean exactly? We talk to Debra to find out.
October 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
bourbon, gre, kentucky, measurement
Jessica Flake joins Mickey and Yoel to talk measurement. What is it, how do you do it well, and do social psychologists care about it? What does measurement theory tell us about the validity of standardized tests like the GRE? Jessica also talks about how she went from high-school dropout to professor at McGill.
October 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
ego depletion, fatigue, replication
Yoel quizzes Mickey about ego depletion. How did we start studying it? How has the replication crisis changed how we think about it? After more than a decade studying ego depletion, does Mickey still have any faith in the phenomenon?