• The value of pride

    Pride is often seen as a negative trait, but it may not be as bad as it’s made out to be. The intensity of pride people feel in a given act or trait is governed by what others value, according to a piece of really interesting research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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    It turns out your genes dictate your achievements

    A recent study on genetic research revealed that a person’s genetics can predict the extent of their educational attainment and cognitive functions. Dr Bob Murray explains the implications of these findings.
  • What sets leaders apart?

    Latest research suggests that leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. Leadership styles, on the other hand, depend on the amount of certainty individuals need.
  • Why we should write about our failures 

    A study shows for the first time that writing critically about past setbacks leads to lower stress responses, better choices and better performance on a new stressful task.
  • Why we love to hate do-gooders (especially at work) 

    According to a new study in Psychological Science, it doesn’t always pay to be a do-gooder. Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive circumstances.
  • Married employees live longer

    According to research, unmarried employees have a higher risk of experiencing heart disease and stroke. Although the study may seem to be about the risk of heart disease in married and unmarried people and not the modern workplace, in subtle ways it’s also about the interaction between the two.