Why Can’t Baby Boomers and Millennials Just Get Along? (NSQ Ep. 76)

December 5, 2021 @ 5:00am


Also: how do phone cameras affect the way we experience live events?

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Relevant Research & References

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


Walter Mischel (deceased), professor of psychology at Columbia University.
George Loewenstein, professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Aristotle (deceased), ancient Greek philosopher.
Gal Zauberman, professor of marketing at Yale University.
Pam Mueller, justice policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.
Daniel Oppenheimer, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.
David Laibson, professor of economics at Harvard University.
Ethan Kross, professor of psychology and management/organizations at the University of Michigan.


“Global Report on Ageism,” by the World Health Organization (2021).
“Creating Enduring Behavior Change,” by the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania (2021).
“Bystander Videos of George Floyd and Others Are Policing the Police,” by Audra D. S. Burch and John Eligon (The New York Times, 2020).
“Inner Monologues with Ethan Kross, PhD,” by Speaking of Psychology (American Psychological Association, 2020).
“CCTV Surveillance for Crime Prevention. A 40-Year Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis,” by Eric L. Piza, Brandon C. Welsh, David P. Farrington, and Amanda L. Thomas (CUNY Academic Works, 2019).
“Kids These Days: Why the Youth of Today Seem Lacking,” by John Protzko and Jonathan W. Schooler (Science Advances, 2019).
“Kids Today,” by Angela Duckworth (Character Lab, 2018).
“The Narcissism Epidemic Is Dead; Long Live the Narcissism Epidemic,” by Eunike Wetzel, Anna Brown, Patrick L. Hill, Joanne M. Chung, Richard W. Robins, and Brent W. Roberts (Psychological Science, 2017).
“How the Intention to Share Can Undermine Enjoyment: Photo-Taking Goals and Evaluation of Experiences,” Alixandra Barasch, Gal Zauberman, and Kristin Diehl (Journal of Consumer Research, 2017).
“The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking,” Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer (Psychological Science, 2014).
“The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial,” by Brooke Lea Foster (The Atlantic, 2014).
“The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long?” by Maria Godoy (The Salt, 2013).
“Boris Johnson Left Hanging on Zip Wire During Olympic Event,” (B.B.C. News, 2012).
“Egos Inflating Over Time: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory,” by Jean M. Twenge, Sara Konrath, Joshua D. Foster, W. Keith Campbell, and Brad J. Bushman (Journal of Personality, 2008).
“Hot-Cold Empathy Gaps and Medical Decision Making,” by George Loewenstein (Health Psychology, 2005).
Rhetoric, by Aristotle (4th Century B.C.E.)


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