How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle? (NSQ Ep. 62)
Also: how do awards affect motivation?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Stephen Karpman, psychiatrist and creator of the drama triangle.
- Dustin Peterson, leadership coach.
- Sharie Stines, psychologist and recovery coach.
- Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.
- James Harrison, former American football linebacker.
- Tom Gilovich, professor of psychology at Cornell University.
- Katy Milkman, professor of behavioral science at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Jana Gallus, professor of strategy and behavioral decision making at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Bruno Frey, professor of economics at the University of Basel.
- “After Defeat, England’s Black Soccer Players Face a Racist Outburst,” by Mark Landler (The New York Times, 2021).
- “What’s America’s Favorite Sandwich?” by Andrew Greiner (YouGov, 2019).
- “We’ve Been Handing Out Participation Trophies for 100 Years,” by Stefan Fatsis (Slate, 2019).
- “The Trouble With Tuna: ‘A Lot of Millennials Don’t Even Own Can Openers,’” by Jesse Newman and Annie Gasparro (The Wall Street Journal, 2018).
- Honours Versus Money: The Economics of Awards, by Bruno S. Frey and Jana Gallus (2017).
- “Fostering Public Good Contributions with Symbolic Awards: A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment at Wikipedia,” by Jana Gallus (Management Science, 2017).
- “Creating Exercise Habits Using Incentives: The Tradeoff between Flexibility and Routinization,” by John Beshears and Katherine L. Milkman (AEA RCT Registry, 2017).
- “Breaking out of the Drama Triangle,” by Sharie Stines (PsychCentral, 2016).
- “James Harrison Thinks Kids’ Participation Trophies Are Worthless, Sets Off Debate,” by Cindy Boren (The Washington Post, 2015).
- “Intrinsic Motivation and Extrinsic Incentives Jointly Predict Performance: A 40-Year Meta-Analysis,” by Christopher P. Cerasoli, Jessica M. Nicklin, and Michael T. Ford (Psychological Bulletin, 2014).
- “When Less Is More: Counterfactual Thinking and Satisfaction Among Olympic Medalists,” by Victoria Husted Medvec, Scott F. Madey, and Thomas Gilovich (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995).
- “Intrinsic Motivation in Young Children,” by Adele Eskeles Gottfried (Young Children, 1983).
- “Fairytales and Script Drama Analysis,” Stephen Karpman (Transactional Analysis Bulletin, 1968).
- Genesis Chapter IV, (King James Version, 1611).