Personality Predicts Your Response to the Cold Virus

Personality traits can provide useful clues for making predictions about people. When it comes to predicting who might get sick, some of these clues seem fairly obvious. For example, people who are highly conscientious might be more likely to do things such as wash their hands (after all, conscientious people tend to be more careful, disciplined, and well-organized). As another […]

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September is the New January

September marks a new beginning for many people (back-to-school or not). It’s a lot like January.   People are returning from their vacations. People are wondering why every year seems to go by faster. People are planning ahead and setting goals. People are more motivated than usual.   But most importantly, this “September feeling” is just one example of a […]

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How “Outsiders” Drive Innovation

Sometimes the most remarkable innovations come from “outsiders.” Why do people who aren’t experts in a given field sometimes have the greatest ideas? There are two potential reasons. Outsiders might bring knowledge and expertise from a different field. Outsiders might pay more attention to details that the experts take for granted.   Hang on. Recent research suggests that only one of […]

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