Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Science

The cultural psychology behind mask-wearing

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New research from MIT Sloan assistant professor Jackson Lu shows a link between collectivistic cultures and higher rates of mask usage.

May 20, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

2 MIT Sloan professors named to top 40-under-40 list

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Professors David Rand and Basima Tewfik research workplace topics such as imposter syndrome, and societal issues such as fighting online information.

May 13, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

What’s keeping East Asians from leadership in US firms?

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American focus on assertiveness may hold East Asians back from corporate leadership.

May 3, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Science

In negotiation, use silence to improve outcomes for all

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“There are creative ways to address conflicts, and there is more room for agreement than people assume.”

Apr 27, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Report details COVID-19’s impact on the digital economy

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MIT research about the pandemic looks at economic fallout, the impact of government interventions, digital technology, and fighting misinformation.

Apr 1, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Science

Credit cards increase the pleasure in purchasing

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Study of brain activity finds using a credit card engages brain networks connected to anticipation and craving.

Mar 29, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Study: Emphasizing vaccine acceptance could boost immunization rates

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Public messaging emphasizing that others are getting a COVID-19 vaccine is one effective way to overcome vaccine hesitancy, according to a new study.

Mar 8, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Behavioral Science

Should we allow criticism while brainstorming?

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The cardinal rule against critical feedback falls flat if everyone is pulling together.

Feb 17, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

MIT Sloan research about social media and misinformation

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“Fake news” and misinformation peak online during presidential election years. Experts look at how they spread and what can be done to stop them.

Oct 5, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

Leadership cues to take from performers and artists

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The art of leadership requires putting theories into practice. Painters, musicians, and acrobats can be some of the best teachers.

Jul 1, 2020
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