When Is It OK to Tell a Lie? (NSQ Ep. 66)
Also: is obsessing over your mental health bad for your mental health?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Laurie Santos, professor of psychology at Yale University.
- Dan Ariely, professor of psychology at Duke University.
- Barry Schwartz, visiting professor of management at University of California, Berkeley.
- Robert Feldman, professor of psychological and brain sciences at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Jerome Kagan (deceased), professor of psychology at Harvard University.
- Ken Duckworth, Chief Medical Officer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- “Illness Anxiety Disorder (Hypochondria, Hypochondriasis),” Cleveland Clinic (2021).
- “Fraudulent Data Raise Questions About Superstar Honesty Researcher,” by Cathleen O’Grady (Science, 2021).
- “Americans Becoming More Open About Mental Health,” The American Psychological Association (2019).
- “Past Year Prevalence of Serious Mental Illness Among U.S. Adults,” National Institute of Mental Health (2019).
- “The Valjean Effect: Visceral States and Cheating,” by Elanor F. Williams, David Pizarro, Dan Ariely, James D. Weinberg (Emotion, 2016).
- “64% of Americans Today Think It Is Sometimes Justified to Lie, Compared to 42% in 2006,” by Chris Jackson (Ipsos, 2016).
- The Human Spark: The Science of Human Development, by Jerome Kagan (2013).
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, by the American Psychiatric Association (2013).
- Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, by Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe (2011).
- “Self-Presentation and Verbal Deception: Do Self-Presenters Lie More?” by Robert S. Feldman, James A. Forrest, and Benjamin R. Happ (Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 2002).
- “The Global Burden of Mental Disorders: An Update From the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys,” by Ronald C. Kessler, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Jordi Alonso, Somnath Chatterji, Sing Lee, Johan Ormel, T. Bedirhan Üstün, and Philip S. Wang (Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009).
- “The Invention of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Social Usefulness of a Psychiatric Category,” by Derek Summerfield (BMJ, 2001).
- “How Contagious Is Behavior? With Laurie Santos of “The Happiness Lab.” (NSQ Ep. 63),” No Stupid Question (2021).
- “Why Do We Complain? (NSQ Ep. 60),” by No Stupid Questions (2021).
- Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo (1862).
- Research Domain Criteria Initiative.