Episode 38

World After Covid series: Wisdom for Positive Consequences (Pt. II) - Critical Thinking, Intellectual Humility, Political Cooperation, and Solidarity


June 30th, 2021

43 mins 12 secs

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What kind of wisdom will people need to capitalize on the positive societal and/or psychological change after the pandemic?

Igor and Charles share and discuss responses from 57 of the world's leading behavioral and social scientists, collected as part of the World After Covid project. Each episode, four responses are selected. This time, the conversation covers themes of critical thinking, intellectual humility, political cooperation, and solidarity in the midst of the pandemic. Igor wrestles with the challenge of identifying experts while lacking expertise ourselves, and Charles considers the potential downsides of clamouring for resignations when our leaders make mistakes.

David Dunning, Social Psychologist and recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity.
Mark Schaller, Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia
David Passig, Futurist, lecturer, consultant and best–selling author
Jennifer Lerner, Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School

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