Why Is Academic Writing So Bad? (NSQ Ep. 56)

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Relevant Research & References

Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:


  • Sidney D’Mello, professor of cognitive science at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Daniel Oppenheimer, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard University.
  • Matt Killingsworth, health and society researcher at the University of California Berkeley.
  • Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.