Oct 26, 2021
Jeremy Sherman PhD has been on many of the rides in life's
amusement park. For example, in his 20’s he was an engineer getting
water to poor Guatemalan villages and was also an elected elder in
the world’s largest hippy commune. During a juicy midlife crisis he
pivoted to academic research on the questions that were eating at
him. He now calls himself a cradle-to-grave researcher,
collaborating with a Berkeley neuroscientist on everything from the
chemical origins of life to the nature of assholes and cults today.
Sherman is the author of a Columbia University Press book about
life's origins but also 1000 articles for Psychology Today about
everyday doubts and decision making. He has three podcasts
including one in which he debates himself and another that’s a
podclass reading of his new book, What’s up with assholes? How to
spot and stop them without becoming one.