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.
In online business, opposites attract - and increase sales
How can we better understand how clients’ gender influence bias, could improve customer service and sales? This study reveals some surprising results.
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.
'Woman the hunter': Studies aim to correct history
Findings indicate prehistoric women not only had similar injuries of close-contact hunting to men, hunting was an activity held in high esteem and valued by them. Is the assumption we have about these gender roles incorrect? Read what the researchers have to say.
The name game: CEOs with favorable surnames receive higher pay
In this article, research shows the power of ‘affiliation bias' - our innate preference to be and collaborate with people who are ‘like us' - and the possible danger it can have.
Companies benefit from transparency about racial diversity efforts
Here, we look at how the lack of transparency on reporting of diversity in companies in the short term , can harm their reputation in the long run.
Positive contact with diverse groups reduces conspiracy theories
While participants said they believed human preachers were more credible, it was still a close contest with the robots.
Does immigration really increase crime?
People more exposed to immigration inflows are more likely to rank crime as their biggest concern. more likely to believe crime is affecting their quality of life, and more likely to believe they will be a victim of a crime soon.
It isn't what you know, it's what you think you know
Do people who think they know science actually know much about the science they are spouting on about?
Experts don’t always give better advice—they just give more
Skillful performance and skillful teaching are not always the same thing, so we shouldn't expect the best performers to be the best teachers as well.
Rich people from humble origins are less sensitive to the challenges of poverty than those born rich
Just because someone has been in your shoes, doesn’t necessarily mean they care about you.
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