Nicholas Epley

EPISODE 10 Jan 12, 2015
Strangers + Social Anxiety
with Nicholas Epley | Charity of the week: Kids in Danger

Nicholas Epley is the John T. Keller Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has written for The New York Times, and over 50 articles in two dozen journals in his field. He was named a “professor to watch” by the Financial Times, is the winner of the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He lives in Chicago.

Nicholas Epley and I are just two strangers having a great time talking about talking to strangers. On this episode we discuss Barry Manilow, robot cars, and his wonderful book Mindwise.

2:25 Talking to strangers
12:ish Social anxiety
18:50 having a lot in common
23:45 Conversation starters
29:40 Barry Manilow experiment
38:45 Don’t judge a book by it’s actions
45:00 stereotypes
54:45 solitude
1:02:40 attributing mind
1:10:20 Vulnerability