Well Said: Popularity

In this week's podcast, Mitch Prinstein discusses his research on popularity, explains the different forms of popularity and why it doesn’t always pay to be the most popular.

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John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Mitch Prinstein always found himself interested how popularity influences the way we see the world and have relationships with those around us.

On this episode of Well Said, Prinstein discusses his research, explains the different forms of popularity and why it doesn’t always pay to be the most popular.

Prinstein’s book, “Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World that Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships” dives deeper into his research and was selected as the 2018 Summer Reading Program book for incoming first-year and transfer students. He will hold a lecture on his research on Aug. 20 at Memorial Hall at 6 p.m.

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