Yoel and Mickey ask how to know when the political Left has gone too far. Assuming the Left can indeed go too far--turning off even other progressives who feel abandoned by their natural political home--Yoel and Mickey riff on ways this might manifest. The conversation includes a discussion of identity politics, the problems with subjectivity, the challenge of balancing the desire for justice with the desire for truth, and the inherent problem of being both a scientist and activist. Before debating the supposed sins of the Left, Yoel and Mickey discuss a new paper overturning the cause of the so-called negativity bias (i.e., the notion that bad is stronger than good). Bonus: Mickey makes a risky hypothesis about German beers. Can any listeners provide evidence that disconfirms Mickey’s bold claim?
Yoel Inbar and Michael Inzlicht have started a new podcast called, Two Psychologists Four Beers. The premise of the show is that Yoel and Michael slowly get (mildly) drunk while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.
Here is where you can find the podcast: https://fourbeers.fireside.fm/
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