Is It Better to Know?

Being able to see what’s happening around us can help us make smart decisions. But knowledge — especially knowledge of how others perceive us — can also hold us back, mire us in needless worry, and keep us from achieving our potential. This week, we look at the paradox of knowledge. 

Additional Resources

Napier, Jaime L., et al. “Denial of Gender Discrimination Is Associated with Better Subjective Well‐Being among Women: A System Justification Account.” Wiley Online Library, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 6 Sept. 2020.

Napier, Jaime, et al. “The Palliative Effects of System Justification on the Health and Happiness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender IndividualsSAGE Journals, 24 July 2018.

Napier, Jaime, et al. “Predictors of Attitudes Toward Gay Men and Lesbian Women in 23 Countries.” ResearchGate, Dec. 2019.

Smith, Clint. “How to Raise a Black Son in America.” TED, TED, 2015.


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