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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>

Motivating Eco-Friendly Behaviors Depends on Cultural Values

Concern about environmental issues doesn't necessarily lead to environmental action in societies that have more collectivistic values, researchers find. ... More>


Books to Check Out

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth; Scribner, May 3, 2016 Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche by Ryan P. Brown, Oxford […]... More>

4 Telltale Signs You’re A Workplace Ambivert

Observer Article

Investigating Social Contagion With Digital Tools

Accumulating research provides evidence for a provocative idea that certain behaviors — such as smoking and eating habits — are contagious. Data suggest that we’re influenced not only by the behavior of our friends, family, and acquaintances, but also by the behavior of the people they know, and so on. How do these behaviors diffuse through a series of social connections? ... More>