Why we think working hard makes you a good person
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Monday-Friday
Working hard shows others that we're reliable. But work for work's sake has taken over, leading to burnout and inefficiency. Social psychologist Azim Shariff analyzes the morality of work.
About Azim Shariff
Azim Shariff is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has conducted research on religion, climate change, economic mobility, free will and punishment, privacy and driverless cars. His work investigates how our often ancient moral intuitions shape and respond to the cultural institutions and technologies of the modern world. A graduate of the universities of Toronto and British Columbia, Shariff taught in Oregon, California and Abu Dhabi before returning to Canada.
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