Why Is Academic Writing So Bad? (NSQ Ep. 56)
Also: what does your perfect day look like?
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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.
- “Where Americans Find Meaning in Life,” by the Pew Research Center (2019).
- How Capitalism Forms Our Lives, by Alyson Cole and Estelle Ferrarese (2019).
- “A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind,” by Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert (Science Magazine, 2010).
- “Consequences of Erudite Vernacular Utilized Irrespective of Necessity: Problems with Using Long Words Needlessly,” by Daniel Oppenheimer (Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2006).
- “A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method,” by Daniel Kahneman, Alan B. Krueger, David A. Schkade, Norbert Schwarz, and Arthur A. Stone (Science, 2004).
- “How to Write a Research Report in Psychology,” by J. Baron, with help from R. Rescorla and an appendix by M. Seligman (1991).