Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones? (NSQ Ep. 48)
Also: what is the most significant choice you will ever make?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Kurt Lewin, founder of modern social psychology.
- Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.
- Carey Morewedge, professor of marketing at Boston University.
- Nicholas Christakis, professor of social and natural science, internal medicine & biomedical engineering at Yale University.
- Viktor Frankl, neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, and Holocaust survivor.
- William Damon, professor of education at Stanford University.
- Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at University of California, Riverside.
- “I Love Thy Hood Aims to Solve Philly’s Litter Crisis with Bright Orange Trash Cans,” by Nichole Currie (WHYY PBS, 2020).
- “How to Fix Philly’s Trash Problem,” by Nicolas Esposito (The Philadelphia Citizen, 2020).
- “Don’t Waste Your Dog’s Poo – Compost It,” by Leigh Ackland (The Conversation, 2018).
- “Street Sweeping in Philly: A History of the City’s Efforts to Keep Itself Clean,” by Mónica Marie Zorrilla (Billy Penn, 2018).
- “Trash Receptacle Placement: Philadelphia Behavioral Science Research Protocol,” by the City of Philadelphia (2018).
- “How Football Helmets Fail to Protect Against Some of the Most Dangerous Hits in the Game,” by Loren Grush (The Verge, 2016).
- Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life, by Paul Dolan (Penguin, 2014).
- “The Pains and Pleasures of Parenting: When, Why, and How is Parenthood Associated with More or Less Well-Being?” by S. Katherine Nelson, Kostadin Kushlev, and Sonja Lyubomirsky (Psychological Bulletin, 2014).
- “Overwhelming Risk: Rethinking Flood Insurance in a World of Rising Seas,” by the Union of Concerned Scientists (2013).
- “Poop n’ Scoop Goes Hi-Tech,” by Asher Zeiger (The Times of Israel, 2012).
- New York’s Poop Scoop Law: Dogs, the Dirt and Due Process, by Michael Brandow (Purdue University Press, 2008).
- “Dog-Waste Management,” by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt (The New York Times, 2005).
- “Path Dependence, Lock-in, and History,” by S. J. Liebowitz and Stephen E. Margolis (Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 1995).
- Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl (1946).
- “How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution (Ep. 306),” Freakonomics Radio (2017).
- PooPrints: The DNA Solution for Dog Waste