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“Big Men” in leadership roles [new study]
“Big Men” in leadership roles [new study] ● How does body weight and size affect the perceived persuasiveness of ‘leaders’ (when the ‘leader’ is a man) ? This question has recently been examined by three professors from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, US. Professor Kevin Kniffin and Professor Vicki  Bogan, along with faculty colleague ... [ click to read full item ]
The load on a human hair during combing [study]
The load on a human hair during combing [study] ● “The objective . . .” of a 2018 research project from the Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, and Dr Chris Gummer at Cider Solutions Ltd., Chilworth, UK, was “ . . . to assess the frequency and magnitude of combing forces on individual hairs against a hypothesis that ... [ click to read full item ]
Cheek preferences on Instagram’s chimpanzee pics [new study]
Cheek preferences on Instagram’s chimpanzee pics [new study] ● When people post pictures of chimpanzees to Instagram®, do they have a preference for choosing pictures which display the chimp’s right cheek – or the left cheek? Dr Annukka Lindell, who is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Department of Psychology and Counselling, School of Psychology and Public Health, ... [ click to read full item ]

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