Why Do We Buy Things We’ll Never Use? (NSQ Ep. 22)
Also: how is social media like a knife?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Marie Kondo bestselling author, star of the Netflix show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” and founder of KonMari Media, Inc.
- James March, former professor of business and education at Stanford University.
- Janet Polivy, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.
- “Getting Fewer “Likes” Than Others on Social Media Elicits Emotional Distress Among Victimized Adolescents,” by Hae Yeon Lee, Harry Reis, Christopher G Beevers, and Jeremy P Jamieson (Child Development, 2020).
- “The association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use,” by Amy Orben and Andrew K. Przybylski (Nature Human Behavior, 2019).
- “Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction,” by Amy Orben, Tobias Dienlin, and Andrew K. Przybylski (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019).
- “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” by Jean M. Twenge (The Atlantic, 2017).
- “The Score: How childbirth went industrial,” by Atul Gawande (The New Yorker, 2006).
- “The Logic of Appropriateness,” by Johan P. Olsen and James G. March (Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo, 2004).
- “The False-Hope Syndrome: Unfulfilled Expectations of Self-Change,” by Janet Polivy and C. Peter Herman (Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2000).
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.