Mentorship programs may be more effective if mentors and mentees are closer in rank. Read new research from Professor Nir Halevy: http://stnfd.biz/yrkLe
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International trade alliances may be the answer to stopping war. Nations that form a web of trading alliances create financial incentives to keep peace with and protect trading partners. Read more: http://stnfd.biz/xn2ya
Cooperation is typically advantageous and intuitive. What makes people act selfishly? Read more for the latest research on prosocial behavior: http://stnfd.biz/xknoU
“There is often a desire to create something novel from scratch. We try to reinvent the wheel, when simply merging information that’s already out there in novel ways would do the trick.
There is an understandable disconnect between people who do research and people who could potentially use it to make an impact on a broader scale. My goal is to become an intermediary who can straddle the world of industry and academia,” shared Stanford GSB PhD student Bella Rozenkrants. #gsbinthemoment
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PhD student Vivienne Groves reflects on her Stanford GSB experience for our portrait project, [In the Moment]: “Choosing a research team can be even more important than the choice of research topic. Readiness to question ideas, make mistakes, think creatively, and importantly, laugh along the way, are essential.” http://stnfd.biz/vIFWW #gsbinthemoment
What motivates people to reach a goal changes throughout their journey to achieve it, according to new research by Professor Szu-chi Huang. Read how having multiple pathways to success can either encourage or derail people, depending on how far along they are in pursuit of the goal: http://stnfd.biz/vFiKJ
Is it better to have a career as a specialist or to develop a broad skill set from a range of experiences? Professors John-Paul Ferguson and Sharique Hasan explain why a diverse work history can hurt your chances of promotion: http://stnfd.biz/vEoRd
A new study shows that companies do not know who is next in line to fill senior executive positions. http://stnfd.biz/ujR53
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we rounded up our latest research on dating, relationships, and marriage.
DOES PLAYING “HARD TO GET” WORK?
In a speed-dating experiment conducted by Jayson Jia (PhD ’13), males had mixed reactions to women who played hard to get.
- Playing hard to get involves a mix of “uncertainty and a mild negative signal”
- Liking and wanting may seem to go hand in hand, but researchers have discovered otherwise
- The “hard-to-get” strategy leads to paradoxical results: increasing wanting of the other person even as it decreases liking
> Read the full article: http://stnfd.biz/toB8L
WHAT ONLINE DATING CAN TEACH ABOUT ECONOMICS
Professor Paul Oyer shares insights from his new book about how Nobel Prize-winning economic theories can help you find true love online.
- Minor lying is prevalent on dating sites because there can be conflicts between an honest answer and what people think will make them attractive to others
- How do you overcome this cheap talk? It’s important to find a way to indicate that you really mean what you say
> Read the full article: http://stnfd.biz/toGCP
> Listen to Professor Oyer’s Freakonomics interview: http://stnfd.biz/toGxE
THE TROUBLE WITH ONE AT A TIME
Professor Baba Shiv and Cassie Mogilner (PhD ’09) looked into whether arranged marriages last longer than “love marriages.” Is there something about the psychology of how we make choices that affects satisfaction and commitment?
- Love marriages are the result of a “sequential choice,” where people often forsake all other prospective mates during a multiyear process of dating one person
- Arranged marriages come from a “simultaneous” decision-making process where people have several options for mates and the task is to pick the best match of the lot
- Seeing all of the options for potential partners at once, like in the arranged marriage process, makes people happier with the choice they make
> Read the full article: http://stnfd.biz/toER6