[Rerun] Wonder, Creativity, and the Personality of Political Correctness
Published September 26, 2019
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    Today we have Dr. Jordan Peterson on the podcast. Dr. Peterson has taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and business people, consulted for the UN Secretary General, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson has published over a hundred scientific papers. Dr. Peterson is also author of two books: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief and 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, which is a #1 bestseller.

    In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss the following topics:

    – Why “learned irrelevance” is incredibly important

    – Why creativity requires keeping a childlike wonder

    – How hallucinogens clear the “doors of perception”

    – The “shared vulnerability” model of the creativity-mental illness connection

    – The neuroscience of openness to experience

    – The personality of personal correctness

    – The practical implications of gender differences

    – The function of the state in helping to make sure there is equality of individual expression

    – How agreeableness and conscientiousness orient us differently in the social world

    – The difference between pathological altruism and genuine compassion

    – The link between pathological altruism and vulnerable narcissism

    – The difference between responsibility and culpability

    – How to help people take responsibility and make their lives better

     

    Links

    12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

    Jordan Peterson- What the State is For

    Jordan Peterson- Future Authoring Program

    Decreased Latent Inhibition Is Associated With Increased Creative Achievement in High-Functioning Individuals

    Creativity and Psychopathology: A Shared Vulnerability Model

    Openness to Experience and Intellect Differentially Predict Creative Achievement in the Arts and Science

    Openness/Intellect: The Core of the Creative Personality

    The Evolutionary Genetics of the Creativity-Psychosis Connection

    Must One Risk Madness to Achieve Genius? 

    The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

    Personality and Complex Brain Networks: The Role of Openness to Experience in Default Network Efficiency

    The Personality of Political Correctness

    Default and Executive Network Coupling Supports Creative Idea Production

    Gender Differences in Personality Across the Ten Aspects of the Big Five

    Pathological Altruism

    Vulnerable Narcissism Is (Mostly) a Disorder of Neuroticism

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