Apr 8, 2020 • 1HR 22M

The New Science of Self-Actualization (Robert Wright & Scott Barry Kaufman)

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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
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Scott's new book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization ... Debunking myths about Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs ... The origins of humanistic psychology ... Optimism for the thinking person ... Psychological security in an era of new threats and superficial social connections ... Psychological growth: exploration, love, and purpose ... Defining "peak experiences" ... Scott says Bob is a "transcender." Bob is skeptical. ... Is this a kind of secular spirituality? ... Evaluating peak experiences achieved through psychedelics ...