Sapna Cheryan on Associations of Americanness

Premiere DateAug 14, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
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00:51 Sapna Cheryan
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03:52 "Protective Benefit" of Weight
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05:08 Other "American" Qualities
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06:13 Associating Americanness with Whiteness
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08:25 Impact of Study in Current Social Climate
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11:02 Re-associating Whiteness with America
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12:43 Outro
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13:13 Pushing Up Mr. Flannery and His Feelings
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16:16 Finish
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Sapna Cheryan joins the show to discuss her recent study that found Asian Americans who are heavier are perceived to be more American, the impact of her research in our current social climate, and much more.

Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Click here to read more about her study “Unexpected Gains.”

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…

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