You Are Not So Smart 008: Video Games and Self Delusion


Guess what -- Boing Boing has added a new show to its line-up of terrific podcasts! It's called You Are Not So Smart and it's hosted by David McRaney, a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. He's the author of the books You Are Not So Smart and You Are Now Less Dumb. David runs the You Are Not So Smart website, a blog about about the psychology of self delusion. In each episode, David explores cognitive biases and delusions, and is often joined by a guest expert. David concludes each episode by eating a delicious cookie. Enjoy! -- Mark

In this episode we discuss the how video games can help us understand our delusions and speak with Jamie Madigan, the curator of psychologyofgames.com. Also, at the end, we eat a white chocolate oatmeal cookie and discuss a misconception about poverty.

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  1. I look forward to listening to this. I am about half way done with “You are not so Smart” and it’s brilliant.

  2. This is very good indeed.
    Talking about Candy Crash Saga: when lives end up, a lot of people don’t pay, or wait or ask friends. They simply “time machine” in the future to get a new 5 lives set. So it’s possible to play all day long. Which is scary. And I do that :)

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