590: Andy Norman | The Search for a Better Way to Think

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Andy Norman (@drandyno) directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, is the founder of CIRCE, and is the award-winning author of Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think.

What We Discuss with Andy Norman:

  • Like our bodies, our minds and cultures have immune systems, and they can break down under certain conditions.
  • How the root cause of contemporary divisiveness is a compromise of these mental and cultural immune systems.
  • What it takes for certain ideologies to weaken our mental and cultural immune systems.
  • Why, if you want to effectively persuade others, you must also show your willingness to be persuadable.
  • How you can inoculate your mind (and help others protect themselves) against divisive ideologies to build the mental rigidity to withstand their influence.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/590

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