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David Pizarro

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To be curious for a living | with social psychologist Dr. David Pizarro

Psych Mic

David Pizarro, PhD, is a social psychologist and Cornell professor (and director of graduate studies). His primary research interests are in moral judgment. He is particularly interested in moral intuitions (especially concerning moral responsibility, and the permissibility or impermissibility of certain acts), and in biases that affect moral judgment. He also has a general interest in the influence of emotional states (e.g., disgust, anger, fear) on thinking and deciding.See his publications and his website here. See his popular Ted Talk about disgust and political orientation here. See his really awesome podcast, Very Bad Wizards, here.This episode covers a lot of ground. Here's the list of topics:How David got interested in researching moral judgment and disgustWould David eat chocolate shaped like dog poop?Why is disgust a dumb emotion?Why is disgust sensitivity associated with political conservativism?Why is morality and disgust important to understand?To be a fair researcher of morality, do you have to attempt to put aside your own moral convictions?Why psychology?How did David get into graduate school?Knowing what he knows now, would David have gone straight through from undergrad to grad school?What do prestigious graduate programs look for in an applicant?How do you demonstrate positive qualities in a grad school application?Strategies to get research experiences (even when you don’t have prior research experience)Mentors and the freedom to explore in grad schoolBiggest challenges in graduate school: imposter syndrome, dealing with rejection, being productiveWhy do a post-doc?The competitiveness of tenure track - are you doomed if you don’t end up there?Start with curiosities, not with disciplinary labels!Do most psych undergrads go to grad school without knowing what they want to do with their degree?The value of a PhDIntellectual humility in academiaWhat skills are needed to become a successful researcher?Do academics just shout into a void?Why did Cornell hire David?David’s podcast, Very Bad WizardsAdvice for confused, passionate psych majorsWhy does David love what he does?Why academics shouldn’t overlook teachingWe should express more gratitude! To submit questions for future speakers and to get even more career tips, follow @psych_mic on Instagram and visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox!Music by: Adam Fine 

1hr 28mins

7 Oct 2021

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Special Episode: Welcome to Weinstein World with special guest David Pizarro

Decoding the Gurus

The Weinstein brothers have been busy bees over the past few weeks/months(!) and it left Matt and Chris with a conundrum. How do they cover them as part of an intro segment without it turning into a five hour podcast? The solution was to make a two hour stand alone special episode purely dedicated to exploring the wonders (and shivering at the occasional horrors) as we try to map the terrain of Weinstein World. To help us navigate the alien geography and provide a 'relatively normal person' sanity check we have enlisted the help of the famed psychologist, David Pizarro, also known for co-hosting Very Bad Wizards (a small, upcoming ghost-hunting/philosophy podcast).Together with David we decode ancient mysteries, like why does Eric always wear a jacket?, we solve deep existential puzzles, like whether vodka can cure all conflicts, and we ponder heretofore unimagined possibilities, like how successful an audiobook of Fifty Shades of Grey read by Sam Harris and Heather Heying would be.So we hope you will join us on this exploration and remember our core message: *You do not have to promote anti-vaccine rhetoric & unproven miracle cures during a global pandemic*LinksVery Bad Wizards(!): David's excellent podcast hosted with philosopher Tammler SommersVery Bad Wizards Episode 191: All the RageRebel Wisdom interview with Eric Weinstein: Vaccines, Ivermectin & Dark HorseRebel Wisdom: Better Skeptics for the Dark HorseRebel Wisdom: Yuri Deigin Responds to Bret Weinstein on Vaccines, Ivermectin & QuilletteBret and Heather 92nd DarkHorse Podcast Livestream: The Blankest SlateClaire Berlinski & Yuri Deigin's Article on Quillette: Looking for COVID-19 ‘Miracle Drugs’? We Already Have Them. They’re Called VaccinesArticle on Medium by David Fuller: On Vaccine Safety, Ivermectin and the Dark Horse Podcast: An Investigation

2hr 1min

27 Aug 2021

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Dr. David Pizarro: Emotions & Morality

The Mind Society

With a Ph.D. from Yale and currently on the psychology faculty at Cornell, Dr. David Pizarro has been investigating the correlations between our emotional states on thinking and deciding for almost two decades. More specifically, he’s been researching how emotions, such as anger, disgust, and fear, impact the ways we process information, remember events, and generate moral judgments of others. We take a deep dive into what disgust is and how that word has shaped our interpretation of experiences, both generally and interpersonally. During our conversation, Dr. Pizarro shares his fascinating findings linking a person’s unique “disgust sensitivities” to political orientation, aversion to change, and the small clues into their personality. These exact sensitivities suggest ways in which we perceive and judge others, especially from a moral perspective. Ever wonder how your tongue may play a role in determining which direction you might lean morally? We discuss all of this and more

32mins

9 Jul 2021

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#012 - Moral Judgment with Dr. David Pizarro

Why Do We Do That?

In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Ryan Moyer speaks with social psychologist Dr. David Pizarro about moral judgment. They discussed how emotions can influence moral judgments, if too much empathy can be a bad thing, how disgust can impact your political attitudes, and how to balance emotion & reason when forming moral judgments. For more on David, follow him on Twitter or check out his podcast, Very Bad Wizards. Why Do We Do That? is a psychology podcast that deconstructs human behavior from the perspectives of social scientists, psychologists, and others that use applied psychology in their work. Website | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

53mins

21 Jun 2021

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Questioning our Beliefs with David Pizarro

BEworks Conversations

BEworks Conversations with David Pizarro: From Piaget to COVID-19; The Importance of Behavioral Science, Data Collection and ExperimentationFor more information about this episode, including the full transcript, visit our blog at https://blog.beworks.com/becurious/beworks-conversations-with-david-pizarrohttps://blog.beworks.com/becurious/beworks-conversations-with-michael-norton-rituals-routines-and-behaviors-in-the-face-of-a-pandemicThis episode of the BEworks Conversation series features a discussion with David Pizarro. David is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Cornell and is the Chief Science Officer at BEworks. He is also co-host of the Very Bad Wizards Podcast. David’s research interests are in moral judgment, and in the influence of emotions on thinking and deciding. He is particularly interested in moral intuitions (especially concerning moral responsibility, and the permissibility or impermissibility of certain acts), and in biases that affect moral judgment.----more----In this conversation, David and Kelly discuss: How blind spots can affect our thinking Challenging our beliefs The value of behavioral science, data collection, and experiments during the pandemic

1hr 4mins

20 Mar 2021

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Episodio 19 - Una charla con Alba Práxedes y David Pizarro, entrenadores de fútbol base y profesores en la universidad

Fútbol Base 10

Alba Práxedes y David Pizarro, entrenadores de fútbol base y profesores en la universidad, nos cuentan su experiencia como entrenadores y nos hablan de metodología de entrenamiento y de posibles transferencias de aprendizaje entre diferentes deportes.https://www.futbolbase10.com/Podéis encontrarnos en Twitter, Facebook, Instagram y YouTube.No dudéis en darle LIKE si os gusta el contenido y en dejar un comentario con vuestra valoración.

55mins

31 Jan 2021

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David Pizarro

Storie Nerazzurre

Ci sono giocatori di cui ci si ricorda più facilmente, pur essendo stati nerazzurri per una sola stagione, perché lasciano un segno o hanno caratteristiche tecniche particolari. Lapo De Carlo racconta la storia di David Pizarro.

4mins

10 Sep 2020

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David Pizarro | Beginning

Mapping Minds

I’m so grateful to have Dave Pizarro as our first guest. He is a psychology professor at Cornell University and the cohost of Very Bad Wizards, a podcast that influenced the creation of our show. We explore his work, his religious upbringing, and the ways in which our evolutionary impulses can be hijacked by culture and belief.

1hr 10mins

20 Jul 2020

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#13: David Pizarro on How to Find Collaborators

Cognitive Revolution

David Pizarro is an associate professor in the department of psychology at Cornell. He is also chief science officer at BEworks and cohost of the venerable psychology/philosophy podcast Very Bad Wizards. In this episode, Cody and David talk about learning to work with your natural strengths and weaknesses, finding collaborators who make you better, how to structure your work around laziness, learning to say no, using anger as an academic motivator, getting in early on the podcast scene, and what Cody's advisor thinks about him doing this podcast. More info available on codykommers.com/podcast.

1hr 12mins

28 Jan 2020

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#13: David Pizarro on How to Find Collaborators

Cognitive Revolution

David Pizarro is an associate professor in the department of psychology at Cornell. He is also chief science officer at BEworks and cohost of the venerable psychology/philosophy podcast Very Bad Wizards. In this episode, Cody and David talk about learning to work with your natural strengths and weaknesses, finding collaborators who make you better, how to structure your work around laziness, learning to say no, using anger as an academic motivator, getting in early on the podcast scene, and what Cody's advisor thinks about him doing this podcast. More info available on codykommers.com/podcast.

1hr 12mins

28 Jan 2020

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