How do you feel about conflict?
A personal secret from Paul Bloom, author of The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning
I interviewed Paul Bloom on my Instagram Live last week. Here, we dig a little deeper into the connections between suffering and meaning, and Paul shares an intimate secret about his life. Thank you for the wonderful conversation, Paul! Let’s do it again soon.
Paul Bloom is a developmental psychologist, Professor of Psychology at University of Toronto, and the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University. His research explores the psychology of morality, identity, and pleasure. Bloom is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including, most recently, the million-dollar Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. He has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Just Babies, How Pleasure Works, Descartes’ Baby, and, most recently, Against Empathy.