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Global Optimum

Oct 30, 2018

This episode features:

-A quiz to test your intuitions about which studies replicate and which don’t

-An effective altruist origin story

-Heuristics for evaluating scientific research

-The role of incentives in the replication crisis

-What should your prior be for whether research will replicate

-Which subfield of...

Oct 16, 2018

This episode features:

-Why breakups are always the other person’s fault

-Why does love cause us to see our partner as better than they really are

-How much do people lie

-What do people lie about in their online dating profile

-Is it possible to detect lies

-What traits make somebody likable vs unlikable

-How do we...

Oct 2, 2018

This episode features:

-Why men perceive more sexuality in women’s behavior than women say they intend

-Several opportunities to test your own biases

-Examples of how both evolutionary psychologists and social psychologists have explained bias the wrong way

-Why it’s unsatisfactory to say that we have false beliefs...