Why Do We Want What We Can’t Have? (NSQ Ep. 68)
Also: why are humans still so tribal?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Lindsey Vonn, U.S. professional skier.
- Michael Lewis, journalist and bestselling author.
- Adam Grant, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Jonathan Haidt, professor of ethical leadership at New York University.
- Muzafer Sherif, (deceased) social psychologist.
- Henri Tajfel, (deceased) social psychologist at the University of Oxford.
- Mina Cikara, associate professor of psychology at Harvard University.
- Sarah Elizabeth Gaither, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.
- Rise: My Story, by Lindsey Vonn (2022).
- “Diversity and Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams,” by Sophie Calder-Wang, Paul A. Gompers, and Kevin Huang (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2021).
- “The Queer Opposition to Pete Buttigieg, Explained,” by Masha Gessen (The New Yorker, 2020).
- “‘Racial Impostor Syndrome’: Here Are Your Stories,” by Lean Donnella (Code Switch, 2018).
- “The Age Of Outrage: What It’s Doing To Our Universities, And Our Country,” by Jonathan Haidt (2017).
- “Us and Them: Intergroup Failures of Empathy,” by Mina Cikara, Emile G. Bruneau, and Rebecca R. Saxe (Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2017).
- “Is Obama Black Enough?” by Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates (TIME, 2007).
- “An Integrative Theory of Intergroup Conflict,” by Henri Tajfel and Josh Turner (Organizational Identity, 2004).