Voting Systems, Laziness, Relationship Mind Reader
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 5, Episode 221
- Sep 14, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:24:35 mins
Why the US Voting System Does Not Work. (16:42) Dr. Michel Balinski Emeritus Chaired Research Professor of France's National Center for Scientific Research, at E-cole Poly-technique. He is the author of Fair Representation: Meeting the Ideal of One Man, One Vote. Are Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump the voice of the American people, OR are they the voice of a failed voting system? Michel Balinski shares his research into problems concerning political representation and elections. Being Lazy is a Sign of High Intelligence (1:05:23) Dr. Todd McElroy is a Psychology Professor at Florida Gulf Coast, Dr. McElroy earned his PhD. At University of North Carolina Greensbro. His research is largely focused in the area of Social Judgment and Decision Science. Do you enjoy spending time watching Netflix? Do you prefer the great IN-doors? Well maybe that’s just a sign that you’re smarter than you think. Dr. Todd McElroy conducted a study that suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence. Fantasy Sports (1:30:12) With the kick-off of the football season thousands of fans held drafts, picked their teams and are now playing fantasy football. Fantasy Sports are a multi million dollar year round industry driven by obsessed sports fans looking for a way to feed their need for more sports. Our Producer Liana Tan gives us a look inside fantasy sports. Relationship Mind Reader (1:52:45) Dr. Brian Willoughby is an assistant professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Dr. Willoughby is also the Director of the RELATE Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to studying and improving romantic relationships. Dr. Willoughby's research focuses on young adult dating and relationship patterns. Dr. Willoughby's specific expertise areas include dating, sexuality, cohabitation, marriage formation, and marital attitudes/beliefs. Dr. Willoughby talks with Dr. Townsend about how to talk with your partner about relationship issues with out having to be a mind reader.