Curiosity Daily Podcast: Making Life Decisions on a Coin Flip, How You Respond to 2 Types of Injustice, and Why Otters Juggle Rocks
Learn about why flipping a coin might be your best bet when making major life decisions; why otters juggle rocks; and how you respond differently to 2 types of injustice.
June 15, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
An economist had people make big life decisions on a coin flip, and they ended up happier by Steffie Drucker
- Study finds people are more satisfied after quitting the status quo. (2020, May 18). Oxford University Press; Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2020-05-people-status-quo.html
- Levitt, S. D. (2020). Heads or Tails: The Impact of a Coin Toss on Major Life Decisions and Subsequent Happiness. The Review of Economic Studies. https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdaa016
- Gilovich, T., & Medvec, V. H. (1994). The temporal pattern to the experience of regret. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67(3), 357–365. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.2067
We finally found out why otters juggle rocks by Kelsey Donk
- Otters juggle stones when hungry, research shows. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uoe-ojs050520.php
- The drivers and functions of rock juggling in otters | Royal Society Open Science. (2020). Royal Society Open Science. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.200141#d1e1439
- Ashley’s viral tweet: https://twitter.com/smashleyhamer/status/1131584661883359232?lang=en
There are 2 Types of Injustice and You Respond Differently to Each of Them by Ashley Hamer
- van Prooijen, J.-W. (2009). Retributive versus compensatory justice: Observers’ preference for punishing in response to criminal offenses. European Journal of Social Psychology, n/a-n/a. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.611
- Galak, J., & Chow, R. M. (2019). Compensate a little, but punish a lot: Asymmetric routes to restoring justice. PLOS ONE, 14(1), e0210676. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210676
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