Journalism, Psychology, and The Quick Fix with Jesse Singal

Released Thursday, 13th June 2019
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Jesse Singal is a journalist who writes about a range of fascinating topics, including psychology and behavioral science. Journalism plays an important role in communicating research findings to the public, and Jesse shared his insight about how that process works. We also talked about his concerns about current directions in journalism, college mental health, the book he’s writing, his newsletter, his podcast, Twitter, Flip McVicker, and more! We hope you enjoy this episode – thanks so much for listening!

Show Notes

Jesse is a contributing writer and former staffer at New York Magazine, where he edited Science of Us and was a writer-at-large. You can read his articles here.

He also has a book coming out about why half-baked behavioral-science ideas go viral. You can follow him on Twitter for updates about his book, links to his new articles, and pizza commentary.

Definitely check out Jesse’s newsletter and podcast, which focus on clashes between science and social justice advocacy and other interesting subjects.

We discussed Jesse’s articles, The Myth of the Ever-More-Fragile College Student and Psychology’s Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Is…. If the implicit association test and implicit bias interest you, I recommend listening to Jesse’s podcast episode with Patrick Forscher. We also talked about his podcast episode, What It’s Like In “The Bad Part of Town” with Chri…, which was really moving. I was also on Jesse’s podcast to talk about Suicide Research, The Campus Culture Wars, and Flo….

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