Nov. 7, 2021

How group identities shape your life


From politics to travel, sports to conspiracy theories, the groups we're in hugely change the way we see and interact with the world. In this episode we look talk to a leading social psychologist about how group identity works. 

Expert guest:
Dr Jay Van Bavel is a multi-talented and multi-award winning researcher, academic, author and academic. He is currently the Associate Professor of Psychology & Neural Science at New York University, an affiliate at the Stern School of Business in Management and Organizations, and Director of the Social Identity & Morality Lab. He is the co-author of the fantastic new book “The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony”. You can learn more on his website and follow him on Twitter.

Comedy guest:
Comedian and writer Tommy Ettling has worked in comedy for more than a decade, working in television, radio and stand up. He currently lives in Mexico City where he helms the newly launched “Duke’s Island Comedy Revue.” You can check him out on Twitter