News tagged with social environment

Is it time to ditch annual performance reviews?

Most of us have had annual or semi-annual formal performance reviews, but a new paper by psychologists at Rice University reinforce the importance of continuous feedback on employee performance, and how the social environment ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Fruit flies learn from others

Fruit flies do not always conform to the norm. When female fruit flies have to decide where to lay their eggs, they take their lead from what they see most others in their group do. However, some do take their personal preferences ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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A personalised robot companion for older people

A highly customisable robot companion designed by EU-funded researchers to offer support to older people is currently being presented across Europe and could find its way into people's homes within two or ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Robotics
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