In a Job Interview, How Much Does Timing Matter? (NSQ Ep. 70)

October 10, 2021 @ 5:00am


Also: why is it smart to ignore what your podcast hosts look like?

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Relevant Research & References

Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:


Donald Redelmeier, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public policy at Princeton University.
Tobias Moskowitz, professor of finance at Yale University.
Uri Simonsohn, professor psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Francesca Gino, professor of business administration at Harvard University.
Tom Wolfe (deceased), journalist and novelist.
Julie Salamon, author and critic.
Claudia Goldin, professor of economics at Harvard University.
Cecilia Rouse, professor of economics at Princeton University.
Chia-Jung Tsay, professor of management, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lang Lang, pianist.
Michael Kraus, professor of organizational behavior at Yale University.
Edward Tufte, professor of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University.


“Face and Voice Perception: Understanding Commonalities and Differences,” by Andrew W. Young, Sascha Frühholz, and Stefan R. Schweinberger (Trends in Cognitive Science, 2021).
“What Is the Recency Effect?” by Kendra Cherry (Verywell Mind, 2021).
“Voice-Only Communication Enhances Empathic Accuracy,” by Michael W. Kraus (American Psychologist, 2017).
“Does Your Voice Reveal More Emotion Than Your Face?” by Emma Seppala (Greater Good Magazine, 2017).
“Decision-Making under the Gambler’s Fallacy: Evidence from Asylum Judges, Loan Officers, and Baseball Umpires,” by Daniel Chen, Tobias J. Moskowitz, and Kelly Shue (The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2016).
“The Irrational Hungry Judge Effect Revisited: Simulations Reveal That the Magnitude of the Effect Is Overestimated,” by Andreas Glöckner (Judgement and Decision Making, 2016).
“The Vision Heuristic: Judging Music Ensembles by Sight Alone,” by Chia-Jung Tsay (Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2014).
“Daily Horizons: Evidence of Narrow Bracketing in Judgment From 10 Years of M.B.A. Admissions Interviews,” by Uri Simonsohn and Francesca Gino (Psychological Science, 2013).
“Extraneous Factors in Judicial Decisions,” by Shai Danziger, Jonathan Levav, and Liora Avnaim-Pesso (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011).
“Rainy Weather and Medical School Admission Interviews,” by Donald A. Redelmeier and Simon D. Baxter (CMAJ, 2009).
“Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of “Blind” Auditions on Female Musicians,” by Claudia Goldin and Cecilia Rouse (American Economic Review, 2000).
“Patients’ Memories of Painful Medical Treatments: Real-Time and Retrospective Evaluations of Two Minimally Invasive Procedures,” by Donald A. Redelmeier and Daniel Kahneman (Pain, 1996).
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward Tufte (1983).
“Forming Impressions of Personality,” by S. E. Asch (The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1946).


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