Kathryn Paige Harden

Kathryn Paige Harden, PhD

10 Interviews

Kathryn Paige Harden's Interviews

Though most people now accept that genes influence our height, weight, heart health, etc., many get nervous when we apply that same perspective to things like our mental health, intelligence, or educational attainment. Here’s my conversation with KATHRYN PAIGE HARDEN, Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas,

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Luigi Zingales + Bethany McLean & Kathryn Paige Harden 20 Jan 2022 • EN

Meritocracy: The Genetic Lottery with Kathryn Paige Harden

Last year, Capitalisn’t featured two episodes on the pluses and minuses of meritocracy. Supporters of meritocracy, such as Adrian Wooldrige, emphasize its ethical dimension. Critics, such as Michael Sandel, emphasize the luck component. At the end of the day, it is an empirical question, albeit a difficult one: How muc

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Krys Boyd & Kathryn Paige Harden 17 Dec 2021 • EN

You didn’t earn your DNA, but you might be judged by it

Our DNA has the building blocks to our genes and, quite possibly, our place in society. Kathryn Paige Harden is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is director of the Developmental Behavior Genetics Lab and codirector of the Texas Twin Project. She joins host Krys Boyd to di

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Paul M. Rand & Kathryn Paige Harden 04 Nov 2021 • EN

Do Your Genes Determine Your Success In Life? With Kathryn Paige Harden

Experts say we’re living through a renaissance in genetics research. The Human Genome project has explained our most fundamental genetics, CRISPR gene editing can be used to shape genetic code, and companies like 23 & Me can trace your ancestry from a single saliva swab. But all this new genetic information has people

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Cara Santa Maria & Kathryn Paige Harden 01 Nov 2021 • EN

Genetic Lottery w/ Kathryn Paige Harden

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by University of Texas psychologist and behavioral geneticist Dr. Kathryn Paige Harden to talk about her new book, “The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality.” They discuss the dark history of the eugenics movement, and how a better understanding of genetic s

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Julia Galef & Kathryn Paige Harden 15 Oct 2021 • EN

The genetic lottery (Kathryn Paige Harden)

Kathryn Paige Harden, author of “The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality” explains what scientists have learned about how our genes affect our educational success. Why is this research so controversial? And is it worth doing anyway?

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