Outrage 002 – How democracy runs counter to almost all of our evolutionary tendencies – Peter Ditto
In this episode we conclude our interview with Professor Peter H. Ditto, where we continue our discussion of political polarization and “outrage porn” including how we overestimate the extremism of the other side and their hatred of us and various other distortions that get in the way of productive dialogue, as well as things like the Big Sort and loyalty tests.
Outrage 001 – How liberals and conservatives behave more like Sunnis and Shias than they do political parties and why that’s a problem – Peter Ditto
In this episode we speak with Peter H. Ditto, Professor of psychological science at UC Irvine who is an expert on motivated reasoning, and especially motivated moral reasoning. He worked with a team of all-star scientists to look at a major social problem in our society: political polarization. In this episode, we explore this groundbreaking work.
Outrage Overload is a podcast about the outrage industry, my journey to discover what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.