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Curious Man min
March 10, 2022+Team HxA
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Episode 33: Suppressing Curiosity: How GPAs, Forced Memorization, and Mandatory Exams May Undermine Open Inquiry

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On today’s show, we explore the possibility that the ongoing crisis of free inquiry and viewpoint diversity in universities is not a sudden aberration, but instead the inevitable outcome of a rigid, top-down university system. From undermining students’ natural curiosity to increasing stress and anxiety, we talk with Dylan Selterman—Social-Personality Psychologist and Associate Teaching Professor at Johns Hopkins University—about the flaws in our current education system and his vision for a more student-led academic future.  Dylan’s blog post: “Curiosity Is One Key To Heterodoxy. Forced Memorization Is Not. For more from Dylan, check out his Psychology Today blog called The Resistance Hypothesis. He also hosts a podcast with Manuel Galvan called A Bit More Complicated (available at Apple Spotify Anchor).  Let us know what you think! For comments and questions email This episode was hosted by Zach Rausch, and produced by Davies Content.

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