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Joshua Knobe (Yale University) and David G. Rand (Harvard University)

On the premiere of The Mind Report, Joshua talks to Dave about his research on whether people are innately selfish or cooperative. It seems intuitive that thoughtful people would be kinder—but is this so? What’s the psychology behind being nice or mean to a stranger? Joshua and Dave analyze whether cooperation is part of human nature or mediated by culture. Could Americans teach cynical Romanians to be more cooperative? Finally, they consider the true source of our values.

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Recorded:Oct 31    Posted:Nov 10, 2012
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The Mind Report | Nov 10, 2012 | Joshua Knobe & David G. Rand

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