How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (NSQ Ep. 13 Rebroadcast)
Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Gary Becker (deceased), professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago.
- John Milnor, co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook University.
- Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University.
- Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board and C.E.O. of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University.
- Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.
- Nassim Taleb, professor of risk at New York University.
- Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.
- Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman (2011).
- “Animating Anthropomorphism: Giving Minds To Geometric Shapes,” by Jason G. Goldman (Scientific American, 2013).
- “The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women’s Status in India,” by Robert Jensen and Emily Oster (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009).
- Choosing My Religion, by Stephen Dubner (2006).
- “Using Repeat Challengers to Estimate the Effect of Campaign Spending on Election Outcomes in the U.S. House,” by Steven D. Levitt (Journal of Political Economy, 1994).