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Two Psychologists Four Beers: Conservative Social Psychologist Wanted (with Clay Routledge

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: Conservative Social Psychologist Wanted (with Clay Routledge

Yoel and Mickey welcome Clay Routledge to the show. Clay is a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University who studies the cognitive and motivational consequences of the search for meaning, including religion and other supernatural beliefs. Clay talks about his childhood growing up as the child of missionaries in Africa and the U.S., what it's like to be outside the liberal mainstream in psychology, and how religion and belief in alien visitors may be connected.

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: WTF is the IDW?

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: WTF is the IDW?

In episode 3, titled WTF is the IDW, Yoel and Mickey take a deep dive into the so-called Intellectual Dark Web (IDW). What is the IDW and who are the prominent members of this group? Why do members of the IDW seem so cranky? Are members of the IDW actually being silenced, and given their massive popularity, who is silencing them? Is the IDW a positive and new development in our culture? Should the members of the IDW be concerned about some of their fans and followers? Bonus: Why did Yoel decide to have us drink the champagne of beers?

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: You're not wrong Walter, you're just an a$$hole

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: You're not wrong Walter, you're just an a$$hole

In episode 2, titled You're not wrong Walter, you're just an a$$hole, Yoel and Michael tackle problems of tone and incivility in online discussions of the scientific literature. What constitutes bullying and is the term abused to derail legitimate criticism? What is an ad hominem attack and when is it a fallacy? Finally, who's our favorite member of the Black Goat podcast?

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: In search of the campus free speech crisis

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Two Psychologists Four Beers: In search of the campus free speech crisis

In episode 1, titled In Search of the Campus Free Speech Crisis, Yoel and I tackle the alleged free speech crisis on campus. Is there reason to worry or are reports of left-wing intolerance overblown? We take a closer look and talk about what we do and don't feel comfortable saying on campus. We also address who we are we and why are we doing this.

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