What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received? (NSQ Ep. 65)
Also: why don’t you need a license to become a parent?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Stella Adler (deceased), actor, teacher, and founder of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
- Konstantin Stanislavski (deceased), actor, director, and creator of “Stanislavski’s system.”
- Katherine K. “Kay” Merseth, senior lecturer on education and director of the Teacher Education Program at Harvard University.
- Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University.
- Ayelet Fishbach, professor of behavioral science and marketing at the University of Chicago.
- Katy Milkman, professor of behavioral science at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Oscar Wilde (deceased), author.
- Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur and co-founder of LinkedIn.
- Dana Suskind, professor of surgery at the University of Chicago.
- James J. Heckman, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
- Mart Laar, former prime minister of Estonia.
- Milton Friedman (deceased), professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
- Margaret Thatcher (deceased), former prime minister of the United Kingdom.
- Alan E. Kazdin, professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University.
- Lev Vygotsky (deceased), sociocultural psychologist.
- “What Is the Zone of Proximal Development?” by Kendra Cherry (Verywell Mind, 2021).
- “See How U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students Performed in Mathematics” (The Nation’s Report Card, 2020).
- “Employment, Starting Salaries, and Educational Indebtedness of Year-2019 Graduates of US Veterinary Medical Colleges,” by Bridgette Bain (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2020).
- “Many Americans Say They Liked Math and Science in School, Thought About a STEM Career,” by Cary Funk and Kim Parker (The Pew Research Center, 2018).
- “Dear Abby: Should I Give Advice or Receive It?” by Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, Ayelet Fishbach, and Angela L. Duckworth (Psychological Science, 2018).
- “An Analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program,” by James J. Heckman, Margaret L. Holland, Kevin K. Makino, Rodrigo Pinto, and Maria Rosales-Rueda (NBER Working Series, 2017).
- “The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice,” by David A. Garvin and Joshua D. Margolis (Harvard Business Review, 2018).
- The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, by Lee Kuan Yew (1998).
- “Long-Term Effects of Home Visitation on Maternal Life Course and Child Abuse and Neglect. Fifteen-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Trial,” by D. L. Olds, J. Eckenrode, C. R. Henderson Jr., H. Kitzman, J. Powers, R. Cole, K. Sidora, P. Morris, L. M. Pettitt, and D. Luckey (JAMA, 1997).
- Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education, by Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong (1996).
- Capitalism and Freedom, by Milton Friedman (1962).
- “What Would the World Look Like if Economists Were in Charge? (Ep. 3),” by Freakonomics Radio (2010).
- Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing, Yale University online course.
- Nurse-Family Partnership.