People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast

How does a disbelief in free will affect one's life?, with physicist Daniel Whiteson

January 09, 2021 Zachary Elwood Episode 34
People Who Read People: A Behavior and Psychology Podcast
How does a disbelief in free will affect one's life?, with physicist Daniel Whiteson
Show Notes

The idea that humans don't have free will, that we don't have any control of our lives, can be a scary or depressing one for some people. This is a talk with Daniel Whiteson, physics professor of UC Irvine, about why he thinks free will is unlikely, and about the psychological and emotional impacts that can be associated with believing or not believing in free will. For more about this podcast, see www.readingpokertells.video/blog.