Should We Just Ignore Our Weaknesses? (NSQ Ep. 61)
Also: why do we like what we like?
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Chris Peterson (deceased), professor of psychology and organizational studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- David Ricardo (deceased), political economist.
- Usain Bolt, record-breaking sprinter.
- Anders Ericsson (deceased), professor of psychology at at Florida State University.
- Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist.
- Miles Davis (deceased), jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
- Thelonious Monk (deceased), jazz pianist and composer.
- George Benson, jazz guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
- Keith Jarrett, jazz pianist and composer.
- Paul Silvia, professor of social psychology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
- “The Theory of Modes: Applications to Schizophrenia and Other Psychological Conditions,” by Aaron T. Beck, Molly R. Finkel, and Judith S. Beck (Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2021).
- Year-End Report: U.S. 2020, by MRC Data and Billboard (2021).
- “Share of Americans Who Listened to Jazz in the Past Month in 2018, by Age,” by Alexander Kunst (Statista, 2019).
- “A Re-Examination of the Mere Exposure Effect: The Influence of Repeated Exposure on Recognition, Familiarity, and Liking,” by R. Matthew Montoya, Robert S. Horton, Jack L. Vevea, Martyna Citkowicz, and Elissa A. Lauber (Psychological Bulletin, 2017).
- Peak, Anders Ericsson (2016).
- “Can You Beat Usain Bolt Out of the Blocks?” by Gregor Aisch, Larry Buchanan, and Derek Watkins (The New York Times, 2016).
- “Smooth Sailing in a Sea of Evolution,” by Nate Chinen (The New York Times, 2013).
- “Artistic Training and Interest in Visual Art: Applying the Appraisal Model of Aesthetic Emotions,” by Paul J. Silvia (Empirical Studies of the Arts, 2006).
- “Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions,” by Martin E. P. Seligman, Tracy A. Steen, Nansook Park, and Christopher Peterson (American Psychologist, 2005).
- Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman (2004).
- “Attitudinal Effects of Mere Exposure,” by Robert B. Zajonc (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1968).
- The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, by David Ricardo (1817).