Why Do We Complain? (NSQ Ep. 60)

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Also: what do you really mean when you say you “don’t have time”?

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Relevant Research & References

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


  • Robin Kowalski, professor of psychology at Clemson University.
  • Stanley Kowalski (fictional), Stella DuBois’s husband in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (1947).
  • Alan Kazdin, professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University and director of the Yale Parenting Center.
  • Stephen Covey (deceased), best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and professor in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
  • Christopher Hsee, professor of behavioral science and marketing at the University of Chicago.