HDSL Blog http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog Interesting news from the Harvard Decision Science Lab Mon, 13 May 2013 19:26:05 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Distance from an event affects how you deal with it http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=71 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=71#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:27:09 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=71 SoYon Rim, a postdoctorate fellow at the lab, has a paper in the March issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her research suggests that your distance form an event affects whether you will focus more on … Continue reading ]]> SoYon Rim, a postdoctorate fellow at the lab, has a paper in the March issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her research suggests that your distance form an event affects whether you will focus more on that event’s causes or consequences. At greater distances, it seems that people tend to think more of causes rather than outcomes. Interesting stuff. Read more here.

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Francesca Gino and the power of ‘thanks’ http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=69 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=69#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:41:15 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=69 Francesca Gino‘s work on the often unseen power of gratitude. In one study, Gino asked participants to give feedback on a fictitious student’s sloppy cover letter for … Continue reading ]]> Nice article in the Harvard Gazette that outlines some of HBS professor Francesca Gino‘s work on the often unseen power of gratitude. In one study, Gino asked participants to give feedback on a fictitious student’s sloppy cover letter for a job. Half received only a terse reply, the other half received an expression of gratitude. Gino found not only an increase in the reported self-worth of the students who had received the thanks, but that they would be more likely to offer their help to others.

Read the entire article here.

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Can you tell the difference? http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=66 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=66#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:33:04 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=66 Continue reading ]]> As you may know, arXive is an online repository for pre-published physics and mathematics papers. The website snarXive is what would happen if the Onion was in the business of publishing titles and abstracts of fake academic papers. Kill a few moments over at arXive vs. snarXive and see if you can tell which title is from an actual paper and which is a joke.

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Collection of Amy Cuddy’s recent Anderson Cooper 360 appearances http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=60 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=60#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:45:33 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=60 Amy Cuddy is doing a series of appearances on AC360 to discuss body language and non-verbal cues in the context of presidential debates. Here is a collection of her appearances so far: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/11/decoding-debate-body-language http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/10/03/ac-amy-cuddy-debate-body-language.cnn?iref=allsearch Continue reading ]]> Amy Cuddy and Anderson Cooper
HBS preofessor Amy Cuddy is doing a series of appearances on AC360 to discuss body language and non-verbal cues in the context of presidential debates.

Here is a collection of her appearances so far:

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/11/decoding-debate-body-language

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/10/03/ac-amy-cuddy-debate-body-language.cnn?iref=allsearch

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/04/debate-body-language-who-won-who-lost/?iref=allsearch

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Politician’s body language speaks volumes http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=57 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=57#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:54:03 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=57 Amy Cuddy about how non-verbal cues can change how a candidate’s message is received. AC360]]> In advance of tonight’s presidential debate, Anderson Cooper talks with Harvard’s Amy Cuddy about how non-verbal cues can change how a candidate’s message is received.

AC360

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Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk on power poses is now online http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=53 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=53#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:18:28 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=53 Amy Cuddy gave a really awesome and interesting talk about her power pose research at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland this past June. Her entire presentation has just been posted on TED.com. Check it out: Continue reading ]]> Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy gave a really awesome and interesting talk about her power pose research at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland this past June. Her entire presentation has just been posted on TED.com. Check it out:

ted.com

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CEOs May Find It Lonely At The Top, But Not Stressful http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=51 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=51#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:06:15 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=51 NPR – All Things Considered]]> Professor Jennifer Lerner appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday to talk about her group’s new study on leadership and stress.

NPR – All Things Considered

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HDSL’s Gary Sherman on BBC’s World Update http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=49 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=49#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:08:40 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=49 BBC World Update We also have an archived version here.]]> Listen to Gary Sherman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Lab, talk about his new research on stress levels and leadership.

BBC World Update

We also have an archived version here.

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Study conducted at HDSL finds it’s not all that bad at the top http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=47 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=47#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:22:29 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=47 Jennifer Lerner and her research team discover some interesting—and unexpected—things about their general stress levels. Harvard Gazette]]> In a study of people in positions of leadership, Professor Jennifer Lerner and her research team discover some interesting—and unexpected—things about their general stress levels.

Harvard Gazette

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Joshua Greene on NPR’s Morning Edition http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=45 http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=45#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:19:12 +0000 admin http://decisionlab.harvard.edu/blog/?p=45 Joshua Greene was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition today, speaking about how mental images can influence our moral judgements. NPR]]> Harvard psychologist and HDSL researcher Joshua Greene was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition today, speaking about how mental images can influence our moral judgements.

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