48. Practical Wisdom with Barry Schwartz

Interested In Developing Your Inner Wisdom? Curious About How To Identify And Overcome The Challenges To Honing Your Unique Practical Wisdom? Want To Learn More About The Ways That Wisdom Is Associated With Happiness? Join Us For An Interview With Dr. Barry Schwartz!

In this episode, Dr. Yael Schonbrun interviews Dr. Schwartz, Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, and a current Lecturer at Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Schwartz dives into a discussion of his writing on the ways that practical wisdom has been diminished in our modern society, and how to overcome these challenges and nurture your own internal wisdom.

About Dr. Barry Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College from 1971 until 2016; he is currently a visiting professor at UC Berkeley. Dr. Schwartz studies the intersection of psychology and economics, with a focus is on how we make decisions, develop wisdom, and why we work. His three TED talks have been viewed millions of times and he has published numerous scientific articles and popular press books. Download some of Dr. Schwartz’s scientific papers. You can also link to his popular books, The Paradox of Choice (2004), Practical Wisdom (2010), and Why We Work (2015).


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Episode 48