Politics on the Couch

A podcast about psychology, politics and anything else that comes up along the way.

Order and chaos – why the left keeps losing Politics on the Couch

In this episode Rafael Behr talks to Cambridge University political psychologist Dr Lee de-Wit about the problem with progressive arguments over patriotism, and Labour's constant struggle to connect with socially conservative voters. Links mentioned in this episode: Dr Lee de-Wit's Cambridge University homepage https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/lee-de-wit Arnold Kling's book https://cdn.cato.org/libertarianismdotorg/books/ThreeLanguagesOfPolitics.pdf Haidt and Moral Foundations Theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_foundations_theory Tariq Modood's site http://www.tariqmodood.com YouGov poll on immigration https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/13/what-policy-do-british-voters-want-on-eu-immigration-is-there-a-hidden-consensus/ Dr Lee de-Wit's book http://eandtbooks.com/books/whats-your-bias/ Dr Lee de-Wit's recent article in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/11/politics-left-right-tories-advantage-labour Politics on the Couch has just been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 25 UK Psychology Podcasts on the web. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 25 UK Psychology Podcasts on the internet and we're honored to have been selected! https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_psychology_podcasts This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
  1. Order and chaos – why the left keeps losing
  2. Empire State of Mind, with Sathnam Sanghera
  3. Radicalisation – how minds go to extremes, and how to turn them back
  4. Fear of Change – Matt d'Ancona on fixing a broken politics
  5. Optimism – how we're drawn to the bright side, even in a pandemic

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