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Sep 26 2014

TDS/TCR (Gozer the Gozarian)

TDS TCR

I like mine rare on the medium side.

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Hey, what do you know, Stephen is the one with the web exclusive 3 part extended interview below with Bill Cosby.

Also the real news and next week’s guests.

Bill Cosby

Next week’s guests-

The Daily Show

The Colbert Report

Steven Johnson will be on to talk about his new book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, though he might get side tracked into Ebola because he also wrote The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.  He’s a popularizing science author and is also known for Where Good Ideas Come From as well as other works.

Walter Mischel is “an American psychologist specializing in personality theory and social psychology.”

His studies with preschoolers in the late 1960s, often referred to as “the marshmallow experiment“, examined the processes and mental mechanisms that enable a young child to forego immediate gratification and to wait instead for a larger desired but delayed reward. Continuing research with these original participants has examined how preschool delay of gratification ability links to development over the life course, and may predict a variety of important outcomes (e.g., SAT scores, social and cognitive competence, educational attainment, and drug use), and can have significant protective effects against a variety of potential vulnerabilities.

He was born in Vienna and fled Nazi occupation at the age of 8 in 1938 with his parents.

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