The challenge of keeping an audience engaged: how language shapes attention
Brands want consumers to watch their ads, leaders want employees to read their emails, and teachers want students to listen to their lectures—and I want you to go on reading TR.
Communication is key in reducing prejudice in workforce
“One of the foundations of the theory is that human beings have evolved to have a psychological need for autonomy.”
Don't complain to these co-workers
Employees should first consider whether they’re speaking to someone who can take the requested action.
Reflecting on your values before opening your mouth makes for happier relationships
By pausing to reflect on personal values before engaging in these kinds of conversations, our interactions could become more harmonious.
New group flow theory shows: Behavior, mental state and personal skills must fit together in a team
Group flow is not only apparent in team sports. We also see it in business meetings, between doctors carrying out surgery, or with musicians in an orchestra.
Do masculine leadership titles undermine women's leadership?
While some dismiss calls for gender-neutral titles as mere acts of political correctness, masculine language is not a neutral stand-in for "person" or "leader."
Social exclusion more common form of bullying than physical, verbal aggression
The outcomes for a child excluded from social activities by their peers at school will be just as detrimental as if they got kicked, punched or slapped every day.
'Alternative facts' are cons
Should journalists cover both sides of an argument when one side is advancing what experts widely regard as a falsehood?
Online parenting communities pulled closer to extreme groups spreading misinformation
Social media feeds the spread of misinformation, leaving social media platforms struggling under the deluge of new material that is posted every day.
Children exposed to a brand a minute
Wearable, automatic cameras provided an unprecedented view of a child's daily exposure to marketing, revealing they were bombarded with consumption messages in school, at home and in-store.
Computer model explains the spread of misinformation
It starts with a superspreader, and winds its way through a network of interactions, eventually leaving no one untouched. Those who have been exposed previously may only experience mild effects. No, it’s not COVID-19. It’s the contagious spread of misinformation and disinformation— misinformation that’s fully intended to deceive.
New technology exposes 'liars' through telltale activation of facial muscles
Researchers detected 73% of the lies told by trial participants based on the contraction of their facial muscles—achieving a higher rate of detection than any known method. The study identified two different groups of “liars”: those who activate their cheek muscles when they lie, and those who activate their eyebrows.
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