Crisis of Faith, Social Media Click-Bait, Disagreeing More at Work

Crisis of Faith, Social Media Click-Bait, Disagreeing More at Work

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 30

  • Feb 3, 2018 5:00 pm
  • 2:26:15 mins

What is the cause of a Crisis of Faith (22:10) Scott R. Braithwaite, an associate psychology professor at Brigham Young University. Scott began graduate school in New York but followed his mentor to Florida State University where he obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Scott completed his predoctoral residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and became a professor at Brigham Young University. It is fairly common to come across a member of the newer generations who has rejected religion in some form or another. Not only are people moving away from the religions of their childhood, but atheism has become a frequent substitute. Scott Braithewaite has researched the psychology behind this generational shift. Social Media and Click-Bait (1:08:45) Barbara Romzek, Ph.D., is a professor of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. Social media creates profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations.  But certain people have found a way to exploit these forums that weaken shared norms of trust and openness.  Barbara Romzek explains the dangers of clickbait, why it needs to be stopped, and why social media companies need to do more. Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work (1:57:41) Amy Gallo, the author of the Harvard Business Review's Guide to Dealing with Conflict. Imagine the most irritating person in your workplace.   Why don’t you like them?  Do they do anything that drives you nuts? Amy Gallo explains how disagreeing more at work can help relieve workplace tension and personal stress.

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