ON WISDOM Podcast – Episode 16: Beware the Intelligence Trap! (with David Robson)
The On Wisdom podcast features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom. Igor Grossmann runs the Wisdom & Culture Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Charles Cassidy runs the Evidence-Based Wisdom project in London, UK. The podcast thrives on a diet of freewheeling conversation on wisdom and decision-making, and includes regular guests spots with leading behavioural scientists from the field of wisdom research and beyond. Welcome to The On Wisdom Podcast.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Do highly intelligent people actually take better decisions in their daily lives than everyone else?
And if not, what’s missing from our picture of what it means to be ‘smart’?
Can you be highly intelligent, yet flunk a rationality test?
And rather than noise to be ignored, might our emotions help us make decisions that are actually more rational?
Science Journalist and author of ‘The Intelligence Trap’ David Robson joins Igor and Charles to discuss intelligence traps, Terman’s Termites, the Monte Carlo fallacy, Damasio’s Somatic Marker hypothesis, the competitive humility of the start-up culture, and the ‘brutal pessimism’ baked in to the dark history of the Intelligence test. Igor wrangles with the challenge of convincing leaders of the merits of intellectual humility in a culture obsessed with certainty, David advocates for widespread cognitive inoculations, and Charles learns that butterflies in the stomach after a date may mean love, but also may mean gastric flu.
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