How Does Facing Death Change Your Life? (NSQ Ep. 49)
Also: why are we so bad at assessing risk?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Lawrence Calhoun, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- Richard Tedeschi, professor of psychological science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- Nassim Taleb, professor of risk at New York University.
- Anders Ericsson (deceased), professor of psychology at Florida State University.
- Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
- “‘Tragic’: Driving Was Down In 2020, But Traffic Fatality Rates Surged,” by Camila Domonoske (NPR, 2021).
- “Road Traffic Injuries and Deaths—A Global Problem,” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020).
- “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” by the National Institute of Mental Health (2019).
- “Growth After Trauma: Why Are Some People More Resilient than Others—and Can it Be Taught?” by Lorna Collier (Monitor on Psychology, 2016).
- “Most Americans Believe in Heaven … and Hell,” by Caryle Murphy (Fact Tank, 2015).
- The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb (Random House, 2010).
- “The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory: Measuring the Positive Legacy of Trauma,” by Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun (Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1996).
- “The Psychology of Sunk Cost,” by Hal R. Arkes and Catherine Blumer (Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 1985).
- Soul (2020).
- “How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Ep. 244),” Freakonomics Radio (2016).
- The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry (1905).
- Flying Tiger