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.
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.
Corporate scandals have been on the rise for the past decade
How do firms address these problems through Corporate Ethics Culture?
Six vital strategies for successfully implementing changes in industry
Human beings naturally resist change, with research suggesting more than half of change initiatives attempted in the architecture, engineering and construction industry fail.
Making spaces on the high street for clothing repair
Sometimes I come across a study which is just so…..human. I relish it and can’t wait to pass it on. This is one of them. The researchers found that making space in high street shops for people to repair clothes could mend the damage caused by fast fashion and transform sewing into a wellbeing activity. Wow!
Nudges fail more often than reported
Current behavioral change programs focus largely on promoting successes—improved understanding of why and how interventions fail could help develop more successful ones in future and avoid wasting time and money on those that will likely fail.
Bullying - the answer
We live in an age of bullying. In many ways it’s built into the system. It will increase with the added stressors created by working from home and increasingly become cyber and Zoom-bullying and harassment. What do organizations and their leaders need to do to prevent bullying?
Narcissists don't learn from their mistakes because they don't think they make any
Narcissists often rise in the ranks within organizations because they exude total confidence, take credit for the successes of others, and deflect blame from themselves when something goes wrong.
To combat COVID-19, behavioral pitfalls must be addressed
During any crisis, timely, and sometimes life-altering, decisions must be made, requiring an extreme amount of sound judgment under uncertainty.
Anxious about COVID-19? Your future offspring can be affected.
One of the things we know for sure about the current pandemic is that it has created a vast amount of stress, fear and anxiety. Just the things that the human system hates most (along with change).
"Feeling obligated" can impact relationships during social distancing
In a time where many are practicing ‘social distancing’ from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation—from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor—benefit or harm a relationship?
Courtrooms are full of bad science
In television crime dramas, savvy lawyers overcome improbable odds to win their cases by presenting seemingly iron-clad scientific evidence. In real-world courtrooms, however, the quality of scientific testimony can vary wildly, making it difficult for judges and juries to distinguish between solid research and so-called junk science.
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