Unravelling the genetic and environmental influences on trust
In this fascinating study, researchers look at how trust is associated with genetics, social and economic benefits, and how better understanding these could be used to improve community wellbeing.
Hankering for status drives non-executive directors to outstay effectiveness
Prolonged tenure is a governance concern for corporate boards and exposes their limits of self-regulation. How long is too long for a non-executive director to stay on board? Read what the researchers have to say.
How the brain responds to reward is linked to socioeconomic background
If your brain tells you there’s a high chance you’re going to receive a reward, will it motivate you to collect more rewards? This article looks at how our environment can influence our behavior.
Learning for life: The higher the level of education, the lower the risk of dying
While the benefits of education are greatest for young people, those over 50 years still benefit from the protective effects of education.
How should boards handle visionary CEOs?
Some CEOs are fueled by strong convictions of the strategic direction their companies should take, but their boards sometimes don’t share their visions. Read what the researchers have to say.
The fate of novel ideas
Why do some good ideas take years to win widespread embrace? This research project sets out to identify the hurdles.
Ad strategies of the Great Depression can inform today's crisis communications
Understanding which approaches work in times of crisis can benefit advertisers and consumers. Read what the researchers have to say.
Nonpharmaceutical interventions saved lives and eased burdens during COVID's first wave
This article reveals how researchers hope their findings will dispel some falsehoods that continue to circulate to this day.
Families will change dramatically over the years to come
This recently published study projects the evolution of human kinship relationships worldwide, and how it will change the shape of families to come.
Reducing inequality is essential in tackling climate crisis
Researchers have found deep-rooted inequalities restrict people’s capacity to switch to lower-carbon behaviors in many ways. Read what they have to say.
The future is sleep-deprived
How much sleep do we need? Even when sleep is mildly deficient, there are measurable negative changes in how we react to everyday events.
Thinking about God inspires risk-taking for believers
Do those who believe God will protect them from negative consequences, feel more confident in pursuing dangerous activities because of a perceived safety net?
Working women feel unsupported by Christian congregations - even more progressive ones
Integration between faith and work is highly beneficial for worker well-being, satisfaction and commitment. Sadly, churches are leaving their working female congregation behind.
Disadvantaged children's struggles at school have "little to do" with character, attitude, or a lack of 'growth minset'
Developing social and emotional skills are hugely valuable for children, but is it the magic bullet for tackling the socioeconomic achievement gap? Read what the researchers have to say.
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