89: Conflicts of interest in psychology (with Tom Chivers)

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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 89: Conflicts of interest in psychology (with Tom Chivers)
Pub date: 2019-08-05

We chat with Tom about whether psychology has a conflict-of-interest problem and how to best define such conflicts.

Links and other stuff we cover…

  • Tom’s article on conflicts of interest in psychology
  • How can we define a conflict an interest without falling down a rabbit hole?
  • Communication statistics to the layperson
  • How science journalism focuses on single studies rather than the larger story
  • Tom’s new book: The AI does not hate you
  • Win Tom’s book! Tweet your favourite Hertz episode and we’ll pick one at random, who’ll get sent Tom’s book
  • How do journalists go about hearing from new voices for story comments?
  • What has Tom changes his mind about?
  • Tom’s book recommendation: Galileo’s Middle Finger

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Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](

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Episode citation and permanent link
Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2019, August 5) “Conflicts of interest in psychology (with Tom Chivers)”, Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/F9WBM

Special Guest: Tom Chivers.

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