Celeste Kidd on You Are Not So Smart

24 Apr, 2023

Celeste Kidd on You Are Not So Smart

You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self-delusion. In each episode, they explore what has been learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.

In their latest episode, released on April 16th, 2023. Celeste Kidd is featured on the podcast as they explore how understanding why that question became a world-spanning argument in the mid-2010s helps us understand some of the world-spanning arguments vexing us today.

Celeste Kidd studies how we acquire and conceptualize information, form beliefs around those concepts, and, in general, make sense of the torrent of information blasting our brains each and every second. Her most recent paper examines how conceptual misalignment can lead to semantic disagreements, which can lead us to talk past each other (and get into arguments about things like whether hotdogs are sandwiches).

To listen to the full episode,Click Here!