Interview with Jesse Singal: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Out Social Ills


Ryan Golemme interviews Jesse Singal, a social science journalist and contributing writer at New York magazine about his new book The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Out Social Ills, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. We talk about how his book details why social science has been embroiled in controversies about the applicability of many famous findings, his experiences writing about the subject, and whether he has optimisim that these issues will improve.

Featured on the Sunday As We Know It broadcast on 4/4/2021.

Note: This is the episode of his own podcast referenced in the interview about the Satanic Sex Abuse Panic.