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The IKEA Effect

In Morning Edition, NPR, Science on February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

What if it isn’t love that leads to labor, but labor that leads to love? That is the question Tulane University marketing professor Daniel Mochon cheerfully discusses on Morning Edition today – and how IKEA plays a role in our sense of competence.

People made to feel incompetent may be more vulnerable to the Ikea Effect.

People made to feel incompetent may be more vulnerable to the Ikea Effect.

“…people attach greater value to things they built than if the very same product was built by someone else. And in new experiments, researchers have discovered why it happens: Building your own stuff boosts your feelings of pride and competence, and also signals to others that you are competent.”

 

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Maurice Sendak Posthumous Farewell

In Morning Edition, News, NPR, Pop Culture on February 5, 2013 at 1:14 am

Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are, beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak has a new book, even though he passed away last year. Morning Edition spoke with Tony Kushner, long time friend of Sendak, about My Brother’s BookA touching conversation about Sendak, his last work, and the meanings behind so many of our favorite stories.

“There’s a lot of consuming and devouring and eating in Maurice’s books. And I think that when people play with kids, there’s a lot of fake ferocity and threats of, you know, devouring, because love is so enormous, the only thing you can think of doing is swallowing the person that you love entirely.”

Published posthumously, Maurice Sendak's My Brother's Book combines poetry and art in an elegy to Sendak's brother. [npr.org]

Published posthumously, Maurice Sendak’s My Brother’s Book combines poetry and art in an elegy to Sendak’s brother. [npr.org]