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When Lying Helps, and When It Hurts

If you think you’re helping someone by lying, you may want to think again. Telling a lie in order to help or protect someone—a practice known as prosocial lying—backfires if the person being lied to perceives the lie as paternalistic,...
15-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dear Abby: Why Is It Better to Give Advice Than Receive It?

People struggling with motivation will benefit more from giving advice than receiving it, although most people predict the opposite to be true, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
27-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Are You Prone to Feeling Guilty? Then You're Probably More Trustworthy, Study Shows

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt.
19-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Easier Seen Than Done: Watching How-to Videos on Youtube Gives People False Sense of Expertise

Millions of how-to videos on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have given people unprecedented access to the skilled performances of experts. Nevertheless, learning a new skill by watching a video on social media can also lead people to become...
22-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nutrition Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Growing, but Don’t Blame Food Deserts, Researchers Say

For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that people living in food deserts—defined as areas lacking in supermarkets with fresh produce and other nutritious items—have little choice but to buy unhealthy food at drugstores or convenience...
13-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why Do Investors Seek Out Stock Swindles?

The chance to get rich quick by investing in a penny stock, even if it is widely suspected that the stock price is being manipulated, is too tempting for some investors to resist. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business...
29-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Would You Pay $20 a Day to Lease a Luxury Car?

Frequent payments can make consumers feel better about the benefits they are receiving from their purchase. More frequent payments can help people appreciate recurring pleasures and increase the likelihood of purchasing. The findings has...
8-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Much Should a Victim Be Compensated for Emotional Suffering?

When assessing total compensation for a victim, the presence of a small economic loss “crowds out” the presence of an emotional loss, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Christopher Hsee...
27-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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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...
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Independence Means Instability, Say Top Economists

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

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