Real Talk / Decoding Growing Up
About This Show
The podcast on how to moonwalk through your 20's. It's like everything you ever wanted to know when you were 17 or 26, one joke and science reference at a time.
From social dynamics to careers, status-signaling to Tinder, or childhood to "adulting", we break down the why and the practical how-to (using everything from evolutionary psychology to even animal biology) and tell our stories while we're at it.
We take every 20-something problem and help you solve it in style. If you're 16 and mistakenly decided to text Sarah that she "smells nice" or you're 25 and just bought a family-sized pack of Argyle sweaters from Costco last month and suddenly realized your life has no purpose, you're at the right place).
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Most Recent Episode
The Gloomy Prospect / The Hidden Sources of Bad Behavior (Season 3, Episode 1)
"You see this cute little vial here? It's crack - rock cocaine - the most addictive form. You think it's the glamor drug of the 80's? Well, that's the point of this friendly little reminder. It can kill you." - Clint Eastwood Human are bad. We're ridiculous. And we act in complex ways that I honestly have no idea how to describe. From Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign to the reality of teaching low-income students, we figure out: Why is changing and understanding human behavior so hard? To boot: What's the best way to change human behavior in a hopeless situation? We cover: - Did the "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign work? - What are the hidden sources of bad behavior? - How does complex, emergent behavior work? - What is the Gloomy Prospect? - Why is the learning-to-see model so effective at causing good behaviors? And more, all on this episode. For more, go to realtalkstudio.com P.S. Sign up for the email list and get your mind blown every other Tuesday. Production and Credits Host, Research, Sound Design, Editing: Mohnish Soundararajan Co-Host: Kevin Sanji Feedback: Jarrod Sport, Kevin Sanji, and Justine Brumm Intro Music: Electric Mantis Special Thanks: Eric Turkheimer, for the idea of "The Gloomy Prospect"