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In countries with transparent governments and low levels of corruption, the belief in free will -- that is, believing that people's outcomes are tied to choices and personal responsibility -- predicts someone's intolerance of unethical behavior along with a greater desire to see criminals harshly punished for their actions. [more...]
 

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Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this in turn helps to create generations of people with altruistic mindsets. Christian Welzel, Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE and Leuphana University of Lüneburg), teamed up with researchers from the University of Lausanne to conduct a study showing the connection between emancipative values and prosocial behaviour. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. [more...]
 

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Experts at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (3-5 June) will discuss the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions. [more...]
 

Gay or bisexual adults are more likely to take illicit drugs. A five-year research project undertaken by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation reported levels of last-year drug use among their lesbian, gay and bisexual survey respondents in England at seven times the rate found in the general population - especially among males. Christine Schierano and Gary R. Potter report that a small sub-section of the gay population participates in ´chemsex parties´, where groups of gay and bisexual men meet up, get high, and have sex with one another. [more...]
 

Management Psychology: International organizations are in need of an internal and an external diversity focus. Transcultural competences can support the efficiency in diverse organisations with regard to human resource management and the managing of interrelationships of the internal personnel as well as external customers, clients and suppliers. To make diverse teams work effectively and successfully, it is important that team members develop transcultural skills, Dr. Claude-Helene Mayer and Dr. Christian Martin Boness emphasize. The psychologists published the manual "Creating mental health across cultures - Coaching and training for managers". [more...]
 

Our brain fills in the gaps in our percepts – and as a result we treat the filled-in percepts as more reliable than reality itself (Copyright: Osnabrueck Universitity/ Ricardo Gameiro)
Our brain fills in the gaps in our percepts – and as a result we treat the filled-in percepts as more reliable than reality itself. This seems to be the surprising outcome of the recently published research paper from the Osnabrueck University: dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.21761. [more...]
 

How important is charisma in a leader? While at least a moderate level is important, too much may hinder a leader's effectiveness, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. [more...]
 

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In the fight against super bacteria, University at Buffalo scientists are relying on strength in numbers to win the battle against drug resistance. A team of researchers found that combinations of three antibiotics - that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone - are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together. [more...]
 

Now the journal Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling published the second part of the special issue on current methodological issues in educational large-scale assessments. [more...]
 

The German Trauma Society (DGU) is launching a new course format today for treating gunshot wounds and explosion injuries following a potential terror attack. The new course on Terror and Disaster Surgical Care (TDSC®) is aimed at experienced trauma surgeons and surgeons at German hospitals who could face the medical challenge posed by terror incidents in the future. [more...]
 
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