Is Everybody Cheating These Days? (NSQ Ep. 39)
Also, what’s better: to learn new skills or go deep on what you’re good at?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- W.C. Fields, actor and writer.
- Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and author.
- John List, professor of economist at the University of Chicago.
- Donald McCabe, academic integrity scholar.
- Mark Grace, former Major League Baseball player.
- Tom Vanderbilt, author of Beginners.
- Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology at U.C. Berkeley.
- Richard Hamming, late mathematician.
- David Epstein, author of Range.
- Elliot Tucker-Drob, professor of psychology at U.T. Austin.
- “Another Problem with Shifting Education Online: A Rise in Cheating,” by Derek Newton (The Washington Post, 2020).
- Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning, by Tom Vanderbilt (2020).
- “Education and Cognitive Functioning Across the Life Span,” by Martin Lövdén, Laura Fratiglioni, M. Maria Glymour, Ulman Lindenberger, and Elliot M. Tucker-Drob (Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2020).
- Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein (2019).
- “Working Memory Revived in Older Adults by Synchronizing Rhythmic Brain Circuits,” by Robert M. G. Reinhart and John A. Nguyen (Nature Neuroscience, 2019).
- “A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report,” by Benedict Carey (The New York Times, 2018).
- “Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It,” by Donald L. McCabe, Kenneth D. Butterfield, and Linda K. Treviño (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).
- “How to Get Old Brains to Think Like Young Ones,” by Alison Gopnik (Wall Street Journal, 2017).
- “On the Interpretation of Giving in Dictator Games,” by John List (The University of Chicago Press, 2016).
- “The Black Sox Baseball Scandal,” by Evan Andrews (History, 2014).
- The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves, by Dan Ariely (2012).
- “The Dishonesty of Honest People: A Theory of Self-Concept Maintenance,” by Nina Mazar, On Amir, and Dan Ariely (Journal of Marketing Research, 2008).
- “Environmental Influences on Cognitive and Brain Plasticity During Aging,” by Arthur F. Kramer, Louis Bherer, Stanley J. Colcombe, Willie Dong, and William T. Greenough (The Journals of Gerontology, 2004).
- “Junius Kellogg Is Dead at 71; Refused Bribe in 50’s Scandal,” by Frank Litsky (The New York Times, 1998).
- The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn, by
Richard W. Hamming (1997).
- “Axioms for Lexicographic Preferences,” by Peter C. Fishburn (The Review of Economic Studies, 1975).