Sadness Affects Your Finances


(19/11-2012) – We know that emotions impact our decisions. But few of us imagine that our emotions actually affect our pocketbook, writes MNT.

New research from psychological scientist Jennifer Lerner of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and colleagues Yi Le and Elke U. Weber of Columbia University explores how impatience brought on by sadness can in turn produce substantial financial loss. The study is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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What if… Psychopaths Could Teach Us About Success?


(22/10-2012) – When we think “psychopath”, we think “cold”, “cynical” or even “serial killer”. But did you know that many bosses are, in fact, psychopaths or have psychopathic tendencies?

According to USA Today, A new book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Successsuggests that we might have good things to learn from some traits of psychopaths.

“I wrote the book primarily to debunk deep-seated myths the public has about psychopaths — that they are all bad or mad,” says research psychologist Kevin Dutton, of Magdalen College in Oxford, England. “No sooner does the word ‘psychopath’ come out of our lips then images of (1970s-era serial killer) Ted Bundy and serial killer A-listers come to mind.”

But Dutton says that “when we talk about psychopaths, we’re actually talking about people who have a distinct set of personality characteristics — ruthlessness, fearlessness, mental toughness, charm, persuasiveness — and they lack a conscience and empathy.”

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