ANN ARBOR — The saying “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is so pervasive it’s taken as fact. Certainly there are plenty of examples of power abuse, but new research from University of Michigan professor Leigh Tost … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR — Rationally speaking, most people know that random, violent crime is rare. But that doesn’t keep them from getting the creeps when they walk through a parking structure or other public place that’s not well-lit or crowded.
ANN ARBOR — Performers call it “reading the crowd” or “sizing up the audience.” However you put it, new research from University of Michigan professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks shows this skill, which he calls emotional aperture, isn’t just important for performers. … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR — Despite what your mother told you about “an apple a day keeping the doctor away,” it does not do the trick. The age-old aphorism may hold true for keeping pharmacists at bay, however. Apple a day keeps … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR — Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong’s doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood’s off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies. A … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR — Facebook remains the most popular social media site, by far, with 71 percent of online adults using the platform, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center that involves researchers from the University of Michigan … Continue reading →