Why Do We Want What We Can’t Have? (NSQ Ep. 68)

September 26, 2021 @ 5:00am


Also: why are humans still so tribal?

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Relevant Research & References

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



Rise: My Story, by Lindsey Vonn (2022).
“Diversity and Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams,” by Sophie Calder-Wang, Paul A. Gompers, and Kevin Huang (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2021).
“The Queer Opposition to Pete Buttigieg, Explained,” by Masha Gessen (The New Yorker, 2020).
“‘Racial Impostor Syndrome’: Here Are Your Stories,” by Lean Donnella (Code Switch, 2018).
“The Age Of Outrage: What It’s Doing To Our Universities, And Our Country,” by Jonathan Haidt (2017).
“Us and Them: Intergroup Failures of Empathy,” by Mina Cikara, Emile G. Bruneau, and Rebecca R. Saxe (Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2017).
“Is Obama Black Enough?” by Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates (TIME, 2007).
“An Integrative Theory of Intergroup Conflict,” by Henri Tajfel and Josh Turner (Organizational Identity, 2004).


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