Category Archives: Human Behavior: Arrogance

Avoid the Tendency to Think Your Way is the True Way






zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta One thing I’ve been noticing in myself over the last few months, and I see other people doing it all the time, is thinking that my way is the right way to do … Continue reading






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People with Higher ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ Get Better Grades, Baylor Study Finds






Newswise — People who think they know it all — or at least, know a lot — may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study. The finding was a surprise to researchers at Baylor and the University … Continue reading






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The more people think they know about a topic, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information






New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as “overclaiming.” The findings are published in … Continue reading






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The strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them






Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from … Continue reading






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Bragging: Researchers find self-promotion often backfires: Carnegie Mellon University






PITTSBURGH-Bragging to coworkers about a recent promotion, or posting a photo of your brand new car on Facebook, may seem like harmless ways to share good news. However, a new study from City University London, Carnegie Mellon University and Bocconi … Continue reading






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Americans Hate Negotiating With Their Enemies Because of Moral Righteousness: Swarthmore Political Science Professor






The reason Americans remain divided on the Iran nuclear deal is a deeply ingrained aversion toward parleying with ‘evil’ opponents, says Swarthmore College Associate Professor of Political Science Dominic Tierney. “Americans frequently view face-to-face talks as a prize that the … Continue reading






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Aggressively pursuing higher social status may exact a toll on health






Newswise — SAVANNAH, GA, March 19, 2015 – Bad news for relentless power-seekers the likes of Frank Underwood on “House of Cards”: Climbing the ladder of social status through aggressive, competitive striving might shorten your life as a result of … Continue reading






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US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum






Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum. The Californians, aged 21 and 25, snuck away from their tour group on Saturday and began scratching their initials into … Continue reading






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Bad Middle Managers Are Just a Reflection of Their Bosses: New Study






Newswise — Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ treatment of employees reflects how bosses treat them,” … Continue reading






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Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities






EAST LANSING, Mich. — Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that’s part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process. … Continue reading






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CEOs tend to overstay their welcome, hurting firm performance






Newswise — The longer CEOs stay in power – and a new study suggests most of them do, exceeding the optimal tenure length by about three years – the more likely chief executives are to limit outside sources of market … Continue reading






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People new to power more likely to be vengeful






New research has shown that people who are not accustomed to holding power are more likely to be vengeful when placed in charge. Experienced power-holders, on the other hand, were found to be more tolerant of perceived wrongdoing. The research, … Continue reading






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Profile of likely e-mail phishing victims emerges in human factors/ergonomics research






The author of a paper to be presented at the upcoming 2013 International Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting has described behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual attributes of e-mail users who are vulnerable to phishing attacks. Phishing is the use … Continue reading






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Over-confident CEOs can put companies at risk






COLUMBIA, Mo. ¬— CEOs need to demonstrate strong leadership and good decision-making skills, but those with over-confidence can involve their companies in riskier ventures and put investors’ funds at risk, according to a new study from the University of Missouri, … Continue reading






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TV show The Apprentice is “false” and “morally bankrupt”, business expert claims






The Apprentice presents a completely false depiction of the business world and encourages its candidates to be “morally bankrupt”, a management expert has argued. Professor Martin Parker, a leading authority on business organisation and culture at the University of Leicester’s … Continue reading






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Why bad news can spur strategic change in businesses






CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Negative media coverage may prompt firms to engage in greater levels of strategic change than previously thought, according to research by a University of Illinois business professor. While businesses have typically viewed the news media as a … Continue reading






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Anxiously attached men tend to be ambivalent sexists






He loves her, he loves her not: Attachment style as a personality antecedent to men’s ambivalent sexism A new study led by Joshua Hart, assistant professor of psychology at Union College, suggests that men’s insecurities about relationships and conflicted views … Continue reading






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Talking politics with friends is risky






PROVO, UT-(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - Romney and Obama aren’t the only ones taking sides in intense debates this election season. According to a new poll from VitalSmarts and the authors of the New York Times best-seller Crucial Conversations, … Continue reading






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Celebrities: the more we know about them, the less we like them, says new study






Newswise — DURHAM, N.H. – Clint Eastwood’s famous interview with an invisible President Obama seated in an empty chair at the Republican National Convention may have done more than elicit a round of late-night television jokes. Celebrities who publicly support … Continue reading






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Why are we so overconfident and what does that mean?






Researchers have long known that people are very frequently overconfident – that they tend to believe they are more physically talented, socially adept, and skilled at their job than they actually are. For example, 94% of college professors think they … Continue reading






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Grateful teens less likely to abuse drugs, alcohol and less likely to have behavior problems at school






Grateful teens are more likely than their less grateful peers to be happy, less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and less likely to have behavior problems at school, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual … Continue reading






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Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence






Children who exhibit oppositional behavior run the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, cannabis and cocaine whilst Inattention symptoms represent a specific additional risk of nicotine addiction. Nevertheless, hyperactivity in itself does not seem to be associated with any specific … Continue reading






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Macho men let their female partners’ higher income threaten their relationship: study






Macho men whose partners earn more than they do have worse romantic relationships, in part because the difference in income is a strain for them, according to a new study by Patrick Coughlin and Jay Wade from Fordham University in … Continue reading






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Old boy network hardwired in animal kingdom






If you’re a male born to a father who’s a strong and enduring community leader, you’re far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social advantages accruing from your … Continue reading






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Even loyal employees become jaded if not treated well, says new study






All businesses want “engaged” employees — those who are committed to the success of the company and are willing to go the extra mile to see it flourish. But there’s a dark side to engagement that many organizations don’t consider: … Continue reading






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