Which Matters More, a First or Last Impression? (NSQ Ep. 36)

January 24, 2021 @ 5:00am


Also: does wisdom really come with age?

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Relevant Research & References

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



“The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory,” by Daniel Kahneman (TED, 2010).
“Toward a Histology of Social Behavior: Judgmental Accuracy fFrom Thin Slices of the Behavioral Stream,” by Nalini Ambady, Frank J. Bernieri, and Jennifer A. Richeson (Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 2010).
Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, by Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe (2010).
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (2005).
“Patients’ Memories of Painful Medical Treatments: Real-Time and Retrospective Evaluations of Two Minimally Invasive Procedures,” by Donald Redelmeier and Daniel Kahneman (The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, 1996).
“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).
“The Halo Effect: Evidence for Unconscious Alteration of Judgments,” by R.E. Nisbett and T. D. Wilson (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1977).
“Ted Bundy,” National Museum of Crime and Punishment. 
Pirkei Avot, Chapter 4:1.
The Bible: King James Version, Chapter 3:16.


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