Dr Gad Saad joins Hearts of Oak to discuss his latest book “The Parasitic Mind" in which he looks at how parasitic pathogens or viruses of the human mind are paralysing our ability to think rationally.
He touches on a long list of lunacies like Gender Pronouns, Bio Phobia, Post Modernism, Social Constructionism, Diversity, Inclusion, Open Borders, Feelings vs Truth and much more.
These mind viruses are taking hold of individuals who then lose the ability to think rationally, logically and scientifically to navigate the world.
Dr Saad is here with a vaccine for your mind that will protect you against parasitic ideologies.
Dr. Gad Saad is The Gadfather.
He is also a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, author, and public intellectual.
Dr. Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), and former holder of the Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption (2008-2018).
He has held Visiting Associate Professorships at Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California–Irvine.
Dr. Saad received the Faculty of Commerce’s Distinguished Teaching Award in June 2000, and was listed as one of the ‘hot’ professors of Concordia University in both the 2001 and 2002 Maclean’s reports on Canadian universities.
Saad was appointed Newsmaker of the Week of Concordia University in five consecutive years (2011-2015), and is the co-recipient of the 2015 President’s Media Outreach Award-Research Communicator of the Year (International), which goes to the professor at Concordia University whose research receives the greatest amount of global media coverage.
Professor Saad has pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior.
His works include The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human Nature (translated into Korean and Turkish); The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption; Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences, along with 75+ scientific papers, many at the intersection of evolutionary psychology and a broad range of disciplines including consumer behavior, marketing, advertising, psychology, medicine, and economics (Google Scholar). His Psychology Today blog (Homo Consumericus) and YouTube channel (THE SAAD TRUTH) have garnered 6.4+ million and 25+ million total views respectively.
He also has a very successful podcast titled The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad, which is available on all leading podcast platforms and is a returning guest on shows like The Joe Rogan Experience and on YouTube with Jordan Peterson, all of which are hugely popular episodes, garnering tens of millions of views.
In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense.
His latest book The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense was released in October 2020 and is already a global bestseller.
He received a B.Sc. (1988) and an M.B.A. (1990) both from McGill University, and his M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1994) from Cornell University.
Follow Dr Saad on Twitter @GadSaad
The Saad Truth Podcast https://thesaadtruthwithdrsaad.podbean.com/
The Saad Truth Store https://the-saad-truth.creator-spring.com/
Homo Consumericus Blog https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/homo-consumericus
Interview recorded 9.12.21
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