We would question some of this but critical thinking is good. Take Aways “We find suggestions – that we are at the brink of a neuroscientific revolution in the study of leadership – premature, and a sole focus on neuroscience, at the expense of insights from other social science disciplines, dangerous.” “…it is too simplistic […]
“Genuine anger elicits concessions, but fake anger elicits demands.” “The findings show that individuals place particularly high demands, are relatively dissatisfied, and have relatively little interest in negotiating again with opponents who surface-act anger, because they have little trust in them,” the researchers conclude. “The same emotion—anger—has opposite consequences on negotiation processes and outcomes depending […]
Take Away The researchers found that participants: strongly conditioned their punishment of their partners’ cheating on their own vulnerability to continued bad treatment from their partner… people in these experiments systematically avoided expending effort to reform those who only posed a risk to others.. Evolutionary psychologists study the purpose of punishment and reputation by ScienceDaily […]
How cooperation is maintained in human societies: Punishment, study suggests (excerpted) by ScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) The finding challenges previous cooperation/punishment models that argue punishment is uncoordinated and unconditional. But it turns out that most members of large groups cooperate cooperation is maintained by punishment which reduces the benefits to free riding. Thus, there is […]
This article is excerpted: Take Aways – “Ideology and personal world views can be major obstacles for changing false beliefs and efforts to retract misinformation can backfire and even amplify the erroneous belief Misinformation is easy to accept if it fits in with a prior belief, researchers say, even when the information is known to […]
This is a useful outline of how individuals and institutions denial, pretend and hide from abusive behavior and bullying. We have to accept that this is default human and institutional behavior and the norm. Useful lessons to help build awareness and look out for these behaviors. excerpted from NYT article. Worth reading. Bottom Line: The […]
Identifying Influential and Susceptible Members of Social Networks June 21, 2012 A representative sample of 1.3 million Facebook users showed that: younger users are more susceptible than older users, men are more influential than women, women influence men more than they influence other women, and married individuals are the least susceptible to influence in the decision […]
Email ‘vacations’ decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study.
The Tangled Roots of Agriculture Science 22 January 2010: A once-popular view that climate change led the Near East’s ancient Natufians to begin domesticating plants and animals is under increasing attack, but alternative paradigms are still being formed.
A secret report, previously unknown to historians, shows how British Intelligence was tracking Hitler’s growing preoccupation with “the enemy within” on the eve of the Final Solution…..The timing of such an analysis could not have been more prescient. Weeks before the speech, senior Nazis had set plans in motion for the Final Solution – an […]