Conspiracy Theories, Date-onomics, Over Parenting
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 710
- Oct 29, 2015 1:00 pm
- 2:19:32 mins
Psychology Behind Conspiracy Theories (15:45) Dr. Preston Bost a professor of psychology at Wabash College who researches the cognitive psychology behind conspiracy theories. In an article he writes, "Recent behavioral research suggests that (conspiracy theories) don't' come from lazy thinking but may instead come from normal, rational minds." Dr. Bost explains his research and discusses the origins of conspiracy theories . Date-onomics (1:01:36) Jon Birger is a contributor to Fortune magazine. A former senior writer at Fortune and Money, he’s an award-winning freelance journalist. In his book Date-onomics Mr. Birger looks at the economics of dating and how it seems to be easier for men and more difficult for women. Jon Birger talks about his findings with Dr. Townsend and how there are among college educated singles there are 4 women for every 3 men. 7 Signs You Are Over Parenting (1:44:34) Heather Johnson, M.S., has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. Heather and Dr. Matt talk about low maintenance mothers.