History Repeats Itself: The Psychology of Why We Never Learn


Why don’t we learn from history?

Early in the month of August, an explosion at a Russian missile testing site last week killed at least seven people and caused widespread fears of a radiation leak. This fear is completely sensible, considering the national tragedy of Chernobyl.

On today’s episode, we’re discussing the psychology of history repeating itself, why changing behavior is so difficult, and what this says about our culture.

Listen to ‘History Repeats Itself: The Psychology of Why We Never Learn’ here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

You may know the lessons of history, but you’re still going to be motivated by your base human nature.

— Dr. Frank Gaskill


Being Human

Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.

A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them from going to certain places and events, according to a new survey on stress and mass shootings by the American Psychological Association.

Our panel of Shrinks breaks down their thoughts on these findings.

You can read the study that inspired our discussion here.


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