We will learn:
Why it is hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior.
The 4 strands of research that all led to the same conclusion: that we are strangers to ourselves.
How to better read signals to understand other people’s hidden motives.
No one wants to be called a liar, but what if I told you that you, and all of us, lie to each other and ourselves all the time?
We are basically political animals and schemers that are constantly looking out for number one without even knowing that we’re doing it. To better deceive others, we also deceive ourselves.
So that’s what we’re talking about today.
Our guest is Robin Hanson. He is an Associate Professor of Economics and received his Ph.D in 1997 in social sciences from Caltech. And he’s also the author of one of the top best sellers in the last decade, “The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life.”
Links from the episode:
Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/272
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