Featuring Angela Duckworth
This podcasts features the following two questions:
Question #1: Is it possible to be both self-interested and altruistic at the same time?
- Angela talks about her once-ongoing debate with psychologist and Wharton professor Adam Grant. You can learn more about Grant’s perspective on giving in his 2016 TED Talk. Grant was also featured in Freakonomics Radio Ep. 152 “Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing)” and Ep. 306 “How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution.”
Question #2: Why do we habituate to life’s greatest pleasures?
- Angela and Stephen discuss Danny Kahneman’s famous study on colonoscopy-related pain perception. You can learn more about the study here.
Listen to the entire podcast here.