Are Women Required to Be Nicer Than Men? (NSQ Ep. 64)
Also: should you feel guilty if you don’t read books?
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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 of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University.
- Donald Redelmeier, senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
- Claudia Goldin, professor of economics at Harvard University.
- Kate Raworth, professor of environmental economics at Oxford University.
- Mariana Mazzucato, professor of economics at University College London.
- Janet Yellen, the 78th Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
- Robert Cialdini, professor of psychology at Arizona State University.
- Adam Grant, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Vaughan Bell, senior clinical lecturer at University College London.
- Socrates (deceased), ancient Greek philosopher.
- Conrad Gesner (deceased), 16th-century physician and naturalist.
- Daniel Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia.
- Keith Stanovich, professor of applied psychology and human development at the University of Toronto.
- “The Therapeutic Value of Reading,” by Elizabeth Bernstein (The Wall Street Journal, 2021).
- “5 Economists Redefining… Everything. Oh Yes, And They’re Women,” by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (Forbes, 2020).
- “The Booker Prize’s Bad History,” by Natalie Hopkinson (The New York Times, 2017).
- “The Dopaminergic Reward System Underpins Gender Differences in Social Preferences,” Alexander Soutschek, Christopher J. Burke, Anjali Raja Beharelle, Robert Schreiber, Susanna C. Weber, Iliana I. Karipidis, Jolien ten Velden, Bernd Weber, Helene Haker, Tobias Kalenscher, and Philippe N. Tobler (Nature Human Behaviour, 2017).
- “Appearing Self-Confident and Getting Credit for It: Why It May Be Easier for Men Than Women to Gain Influence at Work,” by Laura Guillén, Margarita Mayo, and Natalia Karelaia (Human Resource Management, 2017).
- The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads, by Daniel T. Willingham (2017).
- Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, by Adam Grant (2013).
- “Don’t Touch That Dial! A History of Media Technology Scares, From the Printing Press to Facebook,” by Vaughan Bell (Slate, 2010).
- “Universal Dimensions of Social Cognition: Warmth and Competence,” by Susan T. Fiske, Amy J.C. Cuddy, and Peter Glick (Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2006).
- “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).
- “Matthew Effects in Reading: Some Consequences of Individual Differences in the Acquisition of Literacy,” by Keith E. Stanovich (Reading Research Quarterly, 1986).
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini (1984).