Category: At work
A study about a bias against men in e.g. education
The results of this study are not that new. We’ve known for years that men are less likely to seek careers in early education and other fields traditionally associated with women. But scientists have tried now to show that this is because of male gender bias in those fields. From the press release: Bias against… Read More A study about a bias against men in e.g. education
Why you need pioneers
This is a slightly different topic than normal, although it still is science and education-related: To find out how many scientists a region needs to become a leader in a discipline, researchers tracked millions of scientists moving across the globe. Their result: there is no critical mass, but you have to be a pioneer. Regions… Read More Why you need pioneers
Being honest while making a deal pays off, but maybe not in money…
This is an interesting study. Lying to another person to get the better of them in a financial negotiation might win you more money, but you are likely to end up feeling guilty and less satisfied with the deal than if you had been honest. So… a tough choice! From the press release: Study author… Read More Being honest while making a deal pays off, but maybe not in money…
There’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet!
It’s not a myth in one of our books, but it’s something that a lot of people seem to think: robots are coming to take over our jobs. A new study shows now that only 14% of workers say they’ve seen their job replaced by a robot. But those who have experienced job displacement due… Read More There’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet!
Is there a link between creativity and intelligence? We may have a problem.
Creativity is a hot topic for decades now. One of the most popular TED videos and of my most popular blog posts ever is also about this skill (although is it truly a skill?). In my post – also in our first Urban Myth book – we already mentioned one of the critical issues: there… Read More Is there a link between creativity and intelligence? We may have a problem.
Don’t follow your passion!
If you want to know about the research behind this, check this post! Follow your passion is the biggest bullshit successful billionaires tell young people Via @profgalloway pic.twitter.com/XF9BtsdtI6 — Alvin Foo (@alvinfoo) August 8, 2022
Some types of stress can actually be good for you
For some readers, this will not come as a surprise, but as you can read or hear pleas sometimes for schools without stress, this new study shows it is again a bit more complicated than that. Actually, ‘good’ stress can help develop resilience and reduce the risk of developing mental issues! Nothing really new in… Read More Some types of stress can actually be good for you
New – depressing – research on the Impostor Phenomenon
I’ve written before about the imposter syndrome, the idea that a person can have any success is due to external circumstances or just luck and chance and people will find out soon. New research shows that even under real-life conditions the phenomenon can appear regardless of age, gender, and intelligence. In short: The Impostor Phenomenon… Read More New – depressing – research on the Impostor Phenomenon
Maybe we should meet IRL: Virtual communication curbs creative idea generation
A new study by Brucks and Levav published in Nature examined the effects of meeting online versus in person in relation to creative idea generation. They did both a lab and a field experiment. In the laboratory experiment, we randomly assigned half of the pairs to work together in person and the other half to… Read More Maybe we should meet IRL: Virtual communication curbs creative idea generation