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Study Suggests People Hurt Other People to Signal Their Own Goodness

June 21, 2022

Findings from a new University of California San Diego Rady School of Management study reveal people often hurt others because in their mind, it is morally right or even obligatory to be violent and as a result, they do not respond rationally to material benefits.

Gratitude Expressions Between Co-Workers Improve Cardiovascular Responses to Stress

June 1, 2022

A study from the University of California’s Rady School of Management finds teammates who thanked each other before performing a high-stress task had a better cardiovascular response, compared to teams who did not express gratitude.

The Voting Rights Act Increased Racial Economic Equality That’s Now Diminishing

May 17, 2022

As many State legislatures consider weakening voter protections and Congress debates new voting rights laws, recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that the 1965 Voting Rights Act contributed to improvements of the economic status of Blacks.

The Trump Baby Bump Among Republicans After the 2016 Election

April 27, 2022

Republican-leaning counties saw a sharp rise in birth rates compared to Democratic-leaning counties after Donald J. Trump’s surprise win in the 2016 presidential election, reveals a forthcoming study from the University of California San Diego.

Girls Excel in Language Arts Early, Which May Explain the STEM Gender Gap in Adults

April 19, 2022

For most of us, when we make major career choices, we tend to lean into what we’re good at. According to new findings from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management, such skills may develop early in childhood and there can be significant differences depending on gender.

Giving Increased During the Pandemic in Areas Hit Hardest by COVID-19

April 4, 2022

Charitable giving increased in counties that experienced COVID-19-related deaths, reveals a new study from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

Getting an Edge in today’s Financial Markets is Possible, but it Won’t Last

March 29, 2022

Financial markets are more efficient than some speculators may want to believe. When it comes to predicting the performance of markets, everyone wants an edge. Getting such an edge is achievable, but it will be impossible to maintain over time, according to research from UC San Diego's Rady School.

Financial Incentives Can Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy, but only in Large Amounts

March 14, 2022

Financial incentives and other nudges have been used to help increase vaccination rates across the nation, but new research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management reveals that compensations need to be large—at least $100—to reduce vaccine hesitancy.

Online Tutoring Study Shows Cause for Optimism

March 2, 2022

A recent pilot program measuring the results of online tutoring for K-12 students has shown positive, promising results, according to a new study from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

A Voice Inside My Head: The Persuasive Power Headphones Have on Listeners

February 22, 2022

Americans spend an average of four hours per day listening to audio either on headphones or on speakers, but there are major differences in the psychological effects between the two mediums. Headphones have a much more powerful impact on listeners’ perceptions, judgments and behaviors.
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