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What Pigeons Can Teach Us About Multitasking

Unlike humans, who are notoriously inept at multitasking, new research shows that pigeons are capable of efficiently switching between two tasks without incurring “switch costs.” ... More>

How Dishonest Behavior Can Turn Into Corporate Misconduct

This is a photo of a dollar on a fishing line and hook.

Psychological scientists explore aspects of organizational climate that may allow for fraud like the recent Wells Fargo scandal to happen. ... More>

Why You Should Break Up With Your Smartphone During Lunch Breaks

Scrolling through apps on a smartphone might actually sap cognitive resources rather than restoring them during breaks. ... More>

Using the Wisdom of Crowds to Improve Hiring

Experiments carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team suggest that a group of three individuals may be ideal for making hiring decisions. ... More>

Can Personality Traits Predict Who Chokes Under Pressure?

Researchers from Texas A&M University find a link between specific personality traits and poor decision-making under pressure. ... More>