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Sorry, there’s some static on my mic this episode. We discuss disinformation on social media and the dynamics of it.
Discussed in this episode:
- The Ludacris abs controversy: https://www.stereogum.com/1934421/ludacris-says-his-bad-cgi-abs-are-intentional/video/
- The concept of intermittent rewards (or random reinforcement) and how it related to social media platforms like Twitter https://blog.bufferapp.com/psychology-of-twitter
- The Daily Caller’s misleading article about the Cornell Black Student Union scenario: “Black Student Group Complains Ivy League School Is Letting In Too Many African Students” http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/28/black-student-group-complains-ivy-league-school-is-letting-in-too-many-african-students/ The Atlanta Black Star article carelessly repeating Daily Caller’s misleading slant: “Cornell University Black Student Group Complains of Too Many African, Caribbean Students” http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/10/02/cornell-university-black-student-group-complains-many-african-caribbean-students/
- The original Cornell Sun (student newspaper) article that the Daily Caller and Atlanta Black Star misrepresented: http://cornellsun.com/2017/09/27/black-students-uniteds-demands-in-hand-cornell-president-faces-first-big-test/
- The Cornell BSU’s original statement with the demands: https://www.scribd.com/document/360033913/Black-Students-United-at-Cornell-Demands-September-2017
- The Wall Street Journal’s eventual article about it https://www.wsj.com/articles/cornells-black-student-disunion-1508364848
- Daniel Kaluuya’s response to Samuel Jackson “Get Out Star Daniel Kaluuya Has an Eloquent Response to Samuel L. Jackson’s Criticism”: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/03/get-out-daniel-kaluuya-samuel-l-jackson-jordan-peele-black-actors
- NY Magazine article on Carol Dweck, “How Not to Talk to Your Kids” by Po Bronson: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/mindset-theory-a-popular-idea-in-education-may-be-trouble.html.
- “Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset” by Derek Sivers: https://sivers.org/mindset
- Stereotype Threat https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotype_threat
- Findings about white teachers and black students and how it correlates to Stereotype Threat and Dweck’s research: “The Race Connection: Are Teachers More Effective With Students Who Share Their Ethnicity?” by Thomas Dee http://educationnext.org/the-race-connection/, “When Teachers Overcompensate for Racial Prejudice” https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/when-teachers-overcompensate-for-racial-prejudice/256951/, and “The Impact of White Teachers on the Academic Achievement of Black Students: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis” by Bruce Douglas, Chance W. Lewis, Adrian Douglas, Malcolm Earl Scott, & Dorothy Garrison-Wade http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ839497.pdf
- Carol Dweck’s book summing up her research, Mindset http://amzn.to/2y45Vt4