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CEOs who served in the military: Are they more honest? - Slate Magazine

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.slate.com

Military CEOs were about 60 percent less likely than nonmilitary leaders to preside over Enron-style cooking of the books—the rate of “fraud years” was under 1 percent for military CEOs, as compared to more than 2 percent on average for their civilian counterparts.

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The Primal Ache

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Category: Behavior

From bostonreview.net

This lesson is often overlooked in the ongoing debate over income inequality. Just as people at the top of the income curve conflate being poor with looking impoverished, those as the bottom conflate being wealthy with feeling like Richie Rich.

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The Smartphone Psychology Manifesto (PDF)

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.unm.edu

Although smartphones were not designed for psychological research, they can collect vast amounts of ecologically valid data, easily and quickly, from large global samples.

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In search of the money gene - Ideas - The Boston Globe

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.bostonglobe.com

The brave new field of genoeconomics has just two problems: Whether it will ever work, and what on earth will happen if it does.

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The Benefits of Being Bilingual Wired Science Wired.com

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.wired.com

Samuel Beckett, born in a suburb of Dublin in 1906, was a native English speaker. However, in 1946 Beckett decided that he would begin writing exclusively in French. After composing the first draft in his second language, he would then translate these words back into English.

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How to Beat the Odds at Judging Risk - WSJ.com

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Category: Behavior

From online.wsj.com

Fast, clear feedback is crucial to gauging probabilities; for lessons, consult weather forecasters and professional gamblers.

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Medical Daily: Negative Words Shut Down Higher Level Mental Processes, Study

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.medicaldaily.com

The brain can unconsciously ‘decide’ to suppress negative information to minimize anxiety or mental discomfort, according to a new study.

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Health Campaigns That Promote Exercise May Cause People To Eat More

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.sciencedaily.com

New research suggests that weight-loss campaigns that promote exercise may actually cause people to eat more. People who viewed posters suggesting that they "join a gym" or "take a walk" ate more food after looking at the posters than people who saw similarly designed posters prompting them to "make friends" or "be in a group," the researchers found.

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