Social and Behavioral Sciences
New Research Shows Relationships Among Creative Identity, Entitlement and Dishonesty Hinge on Perception of Creativity as Rare
Think that you are special because you are creative? Well, you are not alone, and there may be some serious consequences especially if you believe that creativity is rare.
A new study by Lynne Vincent, an assistant professor of management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and Maryam Kouchaki, an assistant professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, demonstrates that believing that you are a creative person can create feelings of entitlement when you think that creativity is rare and valuable. That feeling of entitlement can be costly for you and your organization as it can cause you to be dishonest.
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Academy of Management Journal
– Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
Negative Spiritual Beliefs Associated with More Pain and Worse Physical, Mental Health
Individuals who blame karma for their poor health have more pain and worse physical and mental health, according to a new study from University of Missouri researchers. Targeted interventions to counteract negative spiritual beliefs could help some individuals decrease pain and improve their overall health, the researchers said.
Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health
– University of Missouri Health
Energy Use Feedback Key to Unlocking Savings, if Used Wisely
Using feedback that incorporates goals or incentives and leverages new media and technology appears to be the best way to get people to cut back on their energy use, according to researchers who analyzed dozens of studies on feedback’s effectiveness in energy conservation. The research appears in the journal Psychological Bulletin, which is published by the American Psychological Association. (Embargo expired on 22-Sep-2015 at 09:00 ET)
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Looking to Brain Science for Clues to Better Writing
Good writing isn’t an art, a University of Florida researcher says -- it’s a science.Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Florida
Obamacare Saps Enthusiasm for Government Health-Care Spending
The Affordable Care Act has eroded support for federal health care spending not just from Republicans, but also from Democrats and independents, a study found.Media embedded: Image(s)
Sociological Science, Sept-2015
– Johns Hopkins University
‘Delayed Remembering’: Kids Can Remember Tomorrow What They Forgot Today
For adults, memories tend to fade with time. But a new study has shown that there are circumstances under which the opposite is true for small children: they can remember a piece of information better days later than they can on the day they first learned it.
– Ohio State University
Mind Your Manners, Robot: How Social Cues Influence Human-Robot Interaction
New research to be presented at the HFES 2015 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in October examines the importance of social cues when evaluating the role of trust in human-robot interaction.
– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Mascots Most Effective in Boosting Conservation by Threatening Disapproval
Smokey Bear has spent decades reminding picnickers “only you can prevent forest fires” and has even been known to cry over the devastation they leave in their wake. University of Delaware researchers say the cartoon bear illustrates how mascots can most effectively protect the environment – by threatening disappointment. Media embedded: Image(s)
– University of Delaware
Warwick Team Begins Research on Refugee and Migrant Experiences of Crossing the Mediterranean
Social scientists from the University of Warwick are carrying out an urgent research project on the current migratory situation in Europe, using emergency funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
– University of Warwick
Substance Abuse Recovery Odds Increase in a Community Setting
Following substance abuse treatment, individuals who live in a collaborative housing setting with community rules and responsibilities have their substance abuse treated more effectively than those not provided supportive housing, according to research led by Leonard Jason, a community psychologist at DePaul University. Media embedded: Image(s)Expert(s) available
– DePaul University