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“Holier Than Thou” or Less Evil Than You? The True Nature of Self-Righteousness


We all have encountered people who seem “holier than thou” — those who believe they are morally superior to others; in fact, we may have felt morally superior ourselves at times. If so, you’re not alone – self-righteousness is widespread.
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Motivating with Meaningless Numbers

Keeping score is a common method of motivation. But new research shows that even if the score itself has no inherent meaning, it can serve as an effective motivator, as long as the score is accelerating.
5-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chicago Booth and Nielsen Expand Relationship

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Nielsen, the global measurement and analytics company, have expanded their ongoing collaboration with the availability of a new dataset from Nielsen’s Ad Intel Data.
15-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can’t Touch This: The Psychological Effects of Functional Intimacy

In “Functional Intimacy: Needing—But Not Wanting—the Touch of a Stranger,” University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Ayelet Fishbach explores the discomfort felt in a situation that requires functional intimacy. The study...
9-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Complexity of “Cause Marketing” Campaigns

However, in their new study “Self-Signaling and Prosocial Behavior: A Cause Marketing Experiment,” University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor of Marketing Jean-Pierre Dubé, Xueming Luo of Temple University and Zheng Fang of...
19-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Machines and the Modern Day Labor Market

Technological advances, particularly in machines that can perform complex tasks, have begun to dramatically change jobs and labor markets.
28-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Forgiving Males, Firing Females: Women in the Workplace Face Harsher Discipline

In their recently published paper, “When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct,” University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Gregor Matvos, Stanford’s Amit Seru and University of Minnesota’s Mark Egan explore...
13-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Competing for Customers at the Cinema

Of 16,000 subjects who received at least one text message offer, 535 purchased a voucher at one of the two theaters that day, which is a promotional response of 3.3%. This was a significant boost in sales, proving that the discounts were effective...
21-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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What Does Brexit Mean for Global Trade, the Economy, and the U.S. Election? Chicago Booth Experts Weigh In.

29-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Companies Worldwide Could Learn From Pope’s Management Style

Pope Francis I is changing centuries of Church practice by decisively detaching accused prelates from their positions rather than waiting years, or even decades, for determinations of guilt, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business...
30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Independence Means Instability, Say Top Economists

17-Sep-2014 11:15 AM EDT

'Microsoft Should Try to Implement Layoffs as Quickly as Possible'

18-Jul-2014 11:15 AM EDT

'Post-Merger Integration Is Usually Painful, Slow and Costly'

16-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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