Which Matters More, a First or Last Impression? (NSQ Ep. 36)
Also: does wisdom really come with age?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Daniel Kahneman, professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.
- Donald Redelmeier, senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute.
- Nalini Ambady, professor of psychology at Stanford University.
- Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist and author.
- Jeff Gross, professor of psychology at Stanford University.
- Atul Gawande, surgeon and author.
- Igor Grossmann, professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo.
- Barry Schwartz, professor of social theory at Swarthmore College.
- Kenneth Sharpe, professor of political science at Swarthmore College.
- “The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory,” by Daniel Kahneman (TED, 2010).
- “Toward a Histology of Social Behavior: Judgmental Accuracy fFrom Thin Slices of the Behavioral Stream,” by Nalini Ambady, Frank J. Bernieri, and Jennifer A. Richeson (Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 2010).
- Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, by Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe (2010).
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (2005).
- “Patients’ Memories of Painful Medical Treatments: Real-Time and Retrospective Evaluations of Two Minimally Invasive Procedures,” by Donald Redelmeier and Daniel Kahneman (The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, 1996).
- “When More Pain Is Preferred to Less: Adding a Better End,” by Daniel Kahneman, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Charles A. Schreiber, and Donald A. Redelmeier (Psychological Science, 1993).
- “The Halo Effect: Evidence for Unconscious Alteration of Judgments,” by R.E. Nisbett and T. D. Wilson (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1977).
- “Ted Bundy,” National Museum of Crime and Punishment.
- Pirkei Avot, Chapter 4:1.
- The Bible: King James Version, Chapter 3:16.
- “Wouldn’t It Be Better to Hear Your Eulogy Before You’re Dead? (NSQ Ep. 8)” by No Stupid Questions (2020).
- “Bring on the Pain! (Ep. 21),” by Freakonomics Radio (2011).