Sex and Dating Apps | Rob Henderson | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast – S4: E47

This episode was recorded on May 7th 2021.

Dr. Jordan Peterson and Rob Henderson exchange ideas about the impact of luxury beliefs on the different socioeconomic classes, polyamory, and the idea of the patriarchal institution. Dr. Jordan shares his experience with Henderson as they discuss psychopathy and its relationship with dating apps. Check out this episode to listen to what they have to say about pornography, defunding the police, the role of sex, the consequences of reproductive technology, and much more.

Rob Henderson, a veteran of the US Air Force, is a Ph.D. student in evolutionary and social psychology at the University of Cambridge. He also got his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale. His writing has appeared in worldwide newspapers like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Quillette. Currently, he is writing a memoir to be published in late 2022.

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[00:00] Introduction
[00:18] Jordan B. Peterson introduces the guest Rob Henderson
[01:00] Luxury Beliefs, what they are, and how he came up with them.
[06:30] Prospect Theory
[07:30] Rob’s experience at University and the competitiveness between students.
[09:30] Examples of luxury beliefs.
[12:00] Competitiveness in University into financial services.
[16:00] The idea that the affluent are shielded from social unrest because of the communities they were raised in.
[19:00] The universe of luxury beliefs.
[20:00] Polyamory, Tinder, and the luxury belief of polyamory trickling down from University into the working class.
[26:00] The idea of the Patriarchal Institution.
[28:00] Psychopathy and dating apps
[33:00] Hypergamy
[39:30] Dark Triad and dating app; the differences between experiences from college women and single mothers.
[43:30] Dating apps “seeding” with fake attractive profiles
[46:00] The different experiences for different social classes when dating
[50:00] Names that pass down the social hierarchy
[50:30] Rob Hendersons color blindness theory
[55:30] Trump’s attraction and working classes contempt for the elites
[01:02:30] Consequences of voicing certain beliefs
[01:07:30] Gender differences in luxury beliefs
[01:14:30] Consequences of reproductive technology
[01:18:30] The consent debates taking place on campuses and the role of sex.
[01:21:30] Sexlessness in Japan
[01:22:00] Pornagraphies affect and NoFap
[01:28:00] Sex ratio and their impact on the different cultures at universities.
[01:32:00] Sexy Selfies
[01:33:00] Consequences of pursuing this sort of thought
[01:36:30] Rob’s collegiate career and his experience at Cambridge.
[01:44:00] Rob’s results from taking Jordan’s personality test.
[01:46:00] Rob’s plans for the future.

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Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and slated for translation into 50 languages.

Dr. Peterson has appeared on many popular podcasts and shows, including the Joe Rogan Experience, The Rubin Report, H3H3, and many more. Dr. Peterson’s own podcast has focused mainly on his lecture series, covering a great deal of psychology and historical content. Jordan is expanding his current podcast from lectures to interviews with influential people around the world. We hope you enjoy this episode and more to come from Dr. Peterson in the future.


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