Episode 13

What's Wrong with the IAT? (with Jesse Singal)

November 7th, 2018

1 hr 44 secs

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Journalist Jesse Singal joins Yoel and Mickey to talk about the state of science journalism, what he thinks is wrong with how people interpret the Implicit Association Test (IAT), and the pros and cons of moral outrage. Why do so many science journalists simply repeat talking points from university press releases? Is it ethical to administer the IAT as a teaching tool? What is social media like for a journalist?

Bonus: Yoel, Mickey, & Jesse discuss a new paper arguing there are upsides to moral outrage.

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