SHIFT Podcast - 1.4 - On Curiosity

As human beings, we are a product of conditioning, instinct, and evolution that teaches us about the dangers of curiosity. However, as we move from hunter-gatherer communities siloed by distance and culture toward an increasingly connected and shared world, curiosity becomes more important; the things we can learn from diverse human interaction can help us approach new experiences with a wider set of knowledge or skills to face a complex world.

Join us as we discuss how to encourage a curious mindset within ourselves. Embracing curiosity means embracing a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset, and then confronting whatever fragility we carry, that prevents us from admitting that we don't know something, and could be better by knowing. Curiosity is critical to building our capacity for caring and understanding others.


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- Maybe our Diversity Problem is Really A Curiosity Problem - Jared Karol 

Curious About Others: Relational and Empathetic Curiosity for Diverse Societies - Richard Phillips 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria - Beverly Daniel Tatum 

From Curiosity to Care: Heterosexual Student Interest in Sexual Diversity Courses - Teaching of Psychology 

#metoo & Tarana Burke