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Bart de Langhe research
Assistant Professor Bart de Langhe examines the pitfalls of linear thinking in a nonlinear world

April 19, 2017

Decades of research in cognitive psychology show that the human mind struggles to understand nonlinear relationships—that is, relationships between two factors in which a change in one factor does not correspond with constant change in the other. In business, there are many highly nonlinear relationships. To avoid costly misjudgments, it’s important to recognize when they’re in play.Read more »
The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

March 13, 2017

People believe that they know way more than they actually do. This assertion is the focus of new research from Professor Philp Fernbach of the Leeds School of Business and Steve Sloman, Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences at Brown University. “We all suffer, to a greater or lesser... Read more »
Stefanie Johnson, Assistant Professor
Dr. Stefanie Johnson Comments on Workplace Diversity through Technology in The Economist

Feb. 21, 2017

Blind recruiting is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from applicants, and it’s gaining popularity in HR departments. Dr. Stephanie Johnson talks with The Economist to examine discrimination in the workplace and software technologies that promise to remove gender and ethnic bias from the hiring process.Read more »
Dr. Philip Fernbach
Professor Philip Fernbach to Research the Cognitive Basis of Extremism

Feb. 13, 2017

Philip Fernbach, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Leeds School of Business, received a $165,000 fellowship grant to conduct a two-year research project examining the question “What makes us argue so heatedly over things we know so little about?” His project, The Cognitive Basis of Extremism , will explore how... Read more »
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Dr. Stephanie Johnson Comments on the Power of Privilege in the Economist

Oct. 20, 2016

If not now, when? The Economist explores the dynamics of men in positions of power who negatively use that authority to demean or assault women. Dr. Stephanie Johnson, Assistant Professor at the Leeds School of Business and known for her research on diversity and unconscious bias, remarks on the circumstances that can make this behavior prevalent.Read more »