News tagged with social psychology

Can stereotypes be quantified?

When a Starbucks employee recently called the police on two black men who asked for a bathroom key but hadn't yet ordered anything, it seemed a clear-cut case of racial bias leading directly to unfair treatment. Many outraged ...

dateSep 11, 2018 in Social Sciences
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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
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