28 minutes | Mar 28, 2021

84 - Jesse Singal - The Quick Fix [Public Limited Version]

Preorders are very important to writers. Get hold of Jesse’s book here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-quick-fix-why-fad-psychology-can-t-cure-our-social-ills/9780374239800 You can find Blocked and Reported here: https://www.patreon.com/blockedandreported/posts Jesse’s substack is here: https://jessesingal.substack.com/ Further References Christoph on Twitter @halalcoholism Will Storr, Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us (2017) Here’s How Cornell Scientist Brian Wansink Turned Shoddy Data Into Viral Studies About How We Eat (buzzfeednews.com): https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/brian-wansink-cornell-p-hacking Russian Roulette - Derren Brown | FULL EPISODE! - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBjyCCxOEUQ Daniel Dresner, The Ideas Industry (2017) Angela Duckworth, Grit: Why Passion and Resilience Are the Secrets to Success (2017) Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are | TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_may_shape_who_you_are?language=en Timestamps 03:51 Positive psychology and comprehensive soldier fitness 12:45 Thought leader mode vs. public intellectual mode 15:11 More on grit 21:09 The obsession with half-baked ideas 23:19 Primeworld 30:41 The superpredator panic 33:04 The jangle fallacy 37:00 The IAT (Implicit Association Test) and the fracturing of American society 46:30 How to avoid being fooled by bad psychology
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