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.
A commercial real estate agent's gender does matter - to the seller
"It’s in our design to trust, collaborate with and seek out those with whom we have much in common. The more commonality the more trust."
Relationships are best between people of similar desirability
Not only are people who are similarly desirable more likely to enter into a relationship, but they are also more likely to experience success within that relationship.
Denial of structural racism linked to anti-Black prejudice
People who deny the existence of structural racism are more likely to exhibit anti-Black prejudice and less likely to show racial empathy or openness to diversity.
There's no longer one rural America - could there be five?
Pundits and politicians talk as if the territory between NY and LA was a monolithic land where similar people think similar thoughts and live according to similar mores—mostly in small dying towns or on farms. And, of course, they’re all white, Evangelical Christian and Republican.
Christians, Jews and Muslims experience workplace discrimination differently
That which initially unites a group of people is their differences from other groups. No organization, no society, no school, no club, and even no family, can accept diversity until there is sufficient commonality.
How personal commonalities foster closeness of political views
In order to have a functioning team, united organization or an integrated and diverse workforce, the first thing that must happen is that people have to establish the things they share in common.
Older adults across the globe are more willing to help others
But they will prioritize charitable organizations operating within their own country. As foreign aid budgets are cut, there will be an increasing reliance on global charities. Understanding the giving preferences and inclinations of different age groups could be extremely important in planning campaigns and appeals.
Genetics may control who our friends are
Have you ever met someone you instantly liked? Or disliked? An “unconscious” part of the brain enables us to process information spontaneously and there may be a biological basis behind this instantaneous compatibility reaction.
Why firms find collaboration between national divisions difficult
In our globalized world, cooperation between citizens of different countries should actually be a matter of course. But around the world, people prefer to cooperate with their own fellow citizens rather than with foreigners.
Rats prefer to help their own kind; humans may be similarly wired
In human science terms, this is the study of the week. If you want to have genuine collaboration in an organization, you have to find ways to increase the sense of commonality on which belonging depends—to get the right brain areas working with the right reward mechanisms.
Confirmation: Gossip is good
By exchanging information with others, gossip is a way of forming relationships. It involves trust and facilitates a social bond that is reinforced as further communication takes place. To the human mind, the chit chat before and after a meeting is far more important that the “topic” or “purpose” of the meeting.
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