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The Psychology of Gossip

In episode 29 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by University of Surrey Professor of Psychology, Dr. Nicholas Emler, to discuss the psychology of gossip. Regardless of where you live, gossip has inevitably had an impact on your life in some capacity. But why do humans gossip in the first place? 

Coaching the Whole Person

In episode 28 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Jayson Blair, a mental health and leadership coach, to talk about “Coaching the Whole Person.” The coaching profession has long said that it focuses on the whole person, but the mental health of Jayson’s clients during the pandemic suggests that maybe coaches haven’t been doing the best job of practicing that approach. 

The Taboo of Ambition

In episode 27 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake discuss the “Taboo of Ambition.” Surprisingly, academic psychology has largely ignored ambition. However, ambition is the personality trait most linked to career success.

Personality Judgment

In episode 26 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake are joined by Dr. David Funder, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside, to discuss personality judgment. It’s part of human nature for people to judge others, but are we actually any good at it?

The Natural History of Leadership

In episode 25 of The Science of Personality Podcast, Ryne and Blake discuss the natural history of leadership. Leadership obviously has significant consequences, whether it’s in business, politics, warfare, sports, etc. But, why does leadership exist in the first place?

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