You Are Not So Smart: How to Deal with Jerks at Work

FRI // AUG 13 // 07:00PM

You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self delusion, a psychology podcast that dives deep into the normal but often strange ways we all delude ourselves.

In this live taping, science journalist and host David McRaney will sit down with psychologist Dr. Tessa West, the author of Jerks at Work, and together they will conduct quizzes to see what kind of jerk you are and what kind of jerk most-easily persuades you in the workplace. You will also learn how to counteract the behaviors of people who make work suck more than it should. In addition, you'll play psychology games revealing your biases, hear about research into remote-working, the best way to ask for a raise, networking, team building and more!

West is a leading expert on interpersonal interaction and communication and will explain how to make work suck less as we return to our offices and figure out how to balance working remotely with working in-person after a year of re-imagining what work even means. West's new book is an exploration of all the psychological research into how and why gaslighters, bulldozers, neglectors, micromanagers and more do their thing in our workplaces and how to use what we know from decades of psychological research to counteract their Machiavellian machinations.


Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $5 livestream.


No outside food or drink is allowed.

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