Stanford Psychology Podcast
Stanford Psychology Podcast
24 - Paul Rozin: Improving Psychology

24 - Paul Rozin: Improving Psychology

Eric chats with Paul Rozin, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Paul is one of the world’s leading experts in a variety of fields, ranging from cultural to moral to social psychology. He has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for 2007.

In this episode, Paul gives an update on his influential 2001 paper “Social Psychology and Science: Some Lessons from Solomon Asch,” which criticized the way psychology was conducted at the time (and is still being conducted today). In a far-reaching conversation, Eric and Paul discuss what natural and social sciences can learn from each other, why psychology should identify with both, what Paul’s relationship with Solomon Asch was like, why people’s tendency to focus on the negative is especially dangerous in the moral domain, and what it is like studying ethnic conflicts. Finally, Paul announces his new and upcoming book!

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