News tagged with people

Could computers help close partisan divides?

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are using computers in new ways to develop a comprehensive picture of how people communicate about politics, and how those conversations can be shaped by media, social ...

dateAug 09, 2018 in Social Sciences
shares2 comments 0

Handshake makes for better deals in business

Like any ritual, a handshake may seem like a bizarre gesture when you really stop to consider it. "Why do we touch hands and move them up and down?" says Juliana Schroeder, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley's Haas School ...

dateAug 06, 2018 in Social Sciences
shares7 comments 0

Why we sometimes hate the good guy

Everyone is supposed to cheer for good guys. We're supposed to honour heroes, saints and anyone who helps others, and we should only punish the bad guys. And that's what we actually do, right?

dateJul 26, 2018 in Social Sciences
shares7 comments 3