Innuendo and pointing suspicion in news coverage can fuel conspiracy theories
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Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows.
Governance of emerging technologies: Aligning policy analysis with social values
54 minutes ago
Emerging biotechnologies hold great promise but could pose great risks. However, the benefits and costs are often difficult to anticipate and hard to quantify, and they can vary widely among the populations and environments.
Corporations can benefit from altruism during a crisis, study says
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New research finds that altruism - and social media - can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.
Why the boss always gets the blame
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An employee receives significantly more praise if his actions result in positive consequences than his superior. An experiment conducted by a team of researchers from Bochum and Cologne has demonstrated that, unlike previously ...
Workplace alcohol not always a perk for recent college grads seeking jobs
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Offering alcohol to employees in the workplace may be a trendy perk of employment, but it doesn't appear to be an enticement for recent college graduates just entering the workforce, research published this week from Oregon ...
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
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Fake news is everywhere, but why we believe it is still unclear. Drawing on neuroeconomics research in an Opinion published February 20th in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, psychologists suggest that valuing our ...
Hitting rock bottom after job loss can be beneficial, study shows
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We've all heard it said, "When you hit rock bottom, there's nowhere to go but up." This can prove especially true in business, where bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution ...
Incivility at work: is 'queen bee syndrome' getting worse?
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The phenomenon of women discriminating against other women in the workplace—particularly as they rise in seniority—has long been documented as the "queen bee syndrome." As women have increased their ranks in the workplace, ...
Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks
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It seems the global campaign to protect human rights has had an unexpected side-effect: governments are changing their preferred methods of getting rid of political opponents.
Researchers engineer a winning strategy for the Rottnest Channel Swim
8 hours ago
Training regularly and vigorously in the lead up to the Rottnest Channel Swim (this Saturday 24 February) may sound like the main key to success, but a group of researchers from The University of Western Australia has a strategy ...