Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1603 , Segment 2
Episode: Drought and Fire, Socially Awkward, Iron Empires
- May 20, 2021 8:00 pm
- 19:01 mins
Have you had any awkward encounters lately? You run into someone at the grocery store you haven’t seen in a year - maybe you’d normally hug them. But now you just kind of wave from 6 feet away or pull your mask down to show them your face. Now you’re wondering if that was the right thing to do. It feels like awkwardness will be the name of the social game for a while, meaning psychologist Ty Tashiro is in his element. Tashiro is the author of the book AWKWARD: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome.