Curious Exploration 8: The Role of Implicit Bias

Aaron, Joe, and Sydney return to discuss the roles of implicit and explicit bias in the American landscape. We begin by discussing the IAT, an online measure of implicit assumption that may not be as reliable or valid as it initially seemed to be. Then, Joe and Sydney discuss their experience at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Quartz' article on the IAT

Harvard's Project Implicit

The National Museum of African American History's Instagram account

The Museum's Sweet Home Cafe

Curious Exploration 7: The Peer Review Revolution

Aaron and Joe are back to discuss The New York Times' recent article, When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy. The conversation explores statistical "p-hacking," the peer review system, and the face that all of your favorite science may be a lie (except for growth mindset, we need something to hold onto).

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

Power Poses

Our P-Hacking Episode

Data Colada: Thinking about Evidence

Growth Mindset

Google’s Moonshot Lab

The Atlantic’s Inside X: Google’s Moonshot Factory

Music credits: The Mountain Goats.

Curious Exploration 6: The 5-Second Rule

You can't throw a stone without hitting a motivational speaker or a life coach touting simple ways to improve your life. One of these life coaches has quite a few views on her TED talk about a method she calls the 5-Second Rule. Check out the video and our discussion about it. Sydney brought this one to us, and joins us for the conversation.

Check out our website.

Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over.

The five second rule.

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.

Teresa Amabile: The Progress Principle.

The DBT participation skill.

Cracked: Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person.

The Secret.

Curious Exploration 3: Righteous Rage on Many Sides...

Elise Springuel joins us for this episode where we discuss the surreal nature of the "Free Speech" rallies and counter-protests held in both Charlottesville and Boston (which Elise attended). 

Commonwealth magazine discusses what was going on at the Free Speech Rally in Boston.

The New Yorker: The Boston Protests and the Limits of Trumpism

The Atlantic discusses the new rise of the Antifa movement.

Slate: The Best Signs from the Boston Protests

Vice's episode that brings you right into Charlottesville: Charlottesville: Race and Terror

New York Times: A Glossary of Extremist Language

Washington Post: A Guide to Richard Spencer Getting Punched

Love and Radio’s amazing episode on How to Argue

Lea Thau, host of the incredible podcast Strangers, explores Trumpland



Curious Exploration 2: The Cake is a Lie

In this episode we explore the theory of Ego Depletion, and how this culturally entrenched idea has come under suspicion lately of not being as reliable as we once thought. Sydney joins us for this episode.

An article from Slate on the crumbling theory.

A blog from Neuroskeptic at Discover Magazine explaining in more depth, as well as the response from the researchers who have spear-headed the debunking.

Also a note that Sydney is correct in this episode, and Joe was wrong. Participants were tested by temptation first, and then did a task.

Education Corner 2: SEL in School

Aaron recently attended a conference on social and emotional learning (SEL) at his new home base Seattle. In this episode, we discuss some of the insight he gathered from the conference, and we move into discussing how to bring SEL effectively in the classroom.