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People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they are better than others
People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater competence in important situations, such as job interviews, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-05-20)
Too much smiling in a sales pitch could kill the deal
Researchers found a direct connection between salesmen spending too much time flashing their biggest smile during a presentation and the amount of capital raised. (2019-04-30)
Government corruption tops 5th annual Chapman University survey of American fears
More Americans are afraid than ever, according to the 5th annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears, released today. (2018-10-18)
Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability
Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence. (2018-10-12)
Overconfident CEOs are more likely to get sued
Researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology and colleagues show that overconfident CEOs are 33 percent more likely to get sued by shareholders than CEOs with normal confidence. (2018-08-29)
A football coach's overconfidence has a positive impact on the team's result
Experts of the Higher School of Economics have determined that the overconfidence of head football coaches is positively connected with the results of the team. (2018-03-27)
Watching others makes people overconfident in their own abilities
Watching YouTube videos, Instagram demos, and Facebook tutorials may make us feel as though we're acquiring all sorts of new skills but it probably won't make us experts, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2018-03-08)
How individuals with Schizophrenia view their experiences and confidence in judgments may influence
A schizophrenia patient's own perceptions of their experiences -- and confidence in their judgments -- may be factors that can help them overcome challenges to get the life they wish, suggests a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science from researchers at Penn Medicine's Aaron T. (2017-12-08)
Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children
A recent study shows that love is a major motivator both for parents and entrepreneurs. (2017-03-28)
UTA researcher shows computer users are overconfident when dealing with junk emails
UTA researchers show in a new study that people's confidence actually exceeds what they can achieve when judging phishing attacks in the business world. (2017-01-10)
UTSA study shows how phishing scams thrive on overconfidence
A new study by H.R. Rao, AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio, examines overconfidence in detecting phishing e-mails. (2017-01-09)
Friends are no better than strangers in accurately identifying emotion in emails
A recent study by researchers at Chatham University in the journal Human Communication Research, found that friends are no better at interpreting correct emotional intent in emails than complete strangers. (2016-08-30)
Heading for a fall
The link between overconfidence and poor decision making is under the spotlight in an international study by scientists from Monash University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. (2016-08-15)
Buying high in the stock market caused by overconfidence
Little is known about what causes people to make the investment mistake of buying stocks at a high price. (2016-04-11)
Study: CEO personality traits play role in incentive pay, compensation
Companies appear to structure compensation contracts and incentive pay based on a manager's personality traits, and not just firm characteristics, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas. (2016-03-28)
Overconfidence linked to one's view of intelligence
A Washington State University researcher has found that a person's tendency to be overconfident increases if he or she thinks intelligence is fixed and unchangeable. (2016-03-07)
Overconfidence, loss aversion are key predictors for investment mistakes
In a new study, a personal financial planning expert from the University of Missouri has identified several risk factors for people who are more likely to make investment mistakes during a down market. (2016-02-10)
Even with 24/7 access, investors tend to avoid portfolios when expecting bad news
George Loewenstein and Duane Seppi first introduced the 'ostrich effect' in 2009 to describe how investors 'put their heads in the sand' to dodge facing their financial portfolios when they're expecting bad news. (2015-12-17)
Unraveling the Web
We call them 'hunches,' 'snap judgments' and 'gut feelings,' these notions we're barely conscious of that can nevertheless inform countless decisions we make each day. (2015-09-03)
Overconfidence in new technologies can influence decision-making
Technological advances in recent decades have transformed most aspects of daily life, and technology now plays a major role in business and society. (2015-04-07)
A more tolerant America?
As the nation's headlines turn more and more to issues of tolerance -- race, religion, free speech, same sex marriage -- research by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge shows that Americans are actually more tolerant than ever before. (2015-03-16)
How creative are you? Depends where you're from
With the 'creative class' on the rise, many businesses are trying to capitalize on imagination and innovation. (2015-01-27)
Chinese Scientist wins Wiley-IPCAS Psychological Award for analysis of overconfidence
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to announce that Shu Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has won the annual Wiley-IPCAS prize for excellence in Chinese psychological science. (2014-01-28)
Prisoners believe they are just as law abiding as non-prisoners
The belief that we consider ourselves better than our peers holds true to convicted criminals as well. (2014-01-09)
Over-confident CEOs can put companies at risk
CEOs with over-confidence can involve their companies in riskier ventures and put investors' funds at risk, according to a new study from the University of Missouri, Georgia Tech University and the University of Texas-Arlington. (2013-07-09)
People are overly confident in their own knowledge, despite errors
Overprecision -- excessive confidence in the accuracy of our beliefs -- can have profound consequences, inflating investors' valuation of their investments, leading physicians to gravitate too quickly to a diagnosis, even making people intolerant of dissenting views. (2013-06-10)
Attitudes to speed among learner drivers predict unsafe driving once qualified
Attitudes to speed and risk-taking on the road develop at the learner driver stage and predict those who will go on to be potentially dangerous drivers once fully licensed, indicates research published online in Injury Prevention. (2013-01-23)
Beliefs drive investors more than preferences, study finds
New research casts doubt on the widely held theory that individual investors' decisions are driven mainly by their feelings toward losses and gains. (2012-08-28)
Why are people overconfident so often?
Researchers have long known that people are very frequently overconfident -- that they tend to believe they are more physically talented, socially adept, and skilled at their job than they actually are. (2012-08-13)
Personality and social psychology at the 2012 APA Convention
From how relationships affect our health to the psychology of an awkward party moment to why we often choose ignorance over information - this is a guide to some talks with new research in personality and social psychology at the APA Convention in Orlando, Aug. (2012-07-31)
Think you're a comic genius? Maybe you're just overconfident
Because social norms make us averse to providing negative feedback, says Joyce Ehrlinger, a Florida State University assistant professor of psychology whose latest laboratory research recreated everyday interactions in which people might feel pressured to withhold negative information. (2012-07-27)
Study shows why some types of multitasking are more dangerous than others
In a new study that has implications for distracted drivers, researchers found that people are better at juggling some types of multitasking than they are at others. (2012-07-23)
2 heads are not always better than 1
From the corporate boardroom to the kitchen table, important decisions are often made in collaboration. (2012-03-06)
Does power cloud one's ability to make good decisions?
Grave consequences can result from bad decisions made by people in leadership positions. (2012-03-01)
Men's honest overconfidence may lead to male domination in the C-suite
The study discovers how the differences in the way men and women think of themselves and react to incentives may be creating gender differences that lead to leadership gaps, rather than the gap being caused solely by discrimination in the selection process. (2011-11-28)
Optimism helps females achieve higher grades - males score lower when overconfident -- BGU study
Previous positive psychology studies have shown the value of dispositional optimism and conscientiousness in the workplace; However, the academic context has not been particularly well studied as yet. (2011-11-21)
Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests
Harboring a mistakenly inflated belief that we can easily meet challenges or win conflicts is actually good for us, a new study suggests. (2011-09-14)
The psychology of financial decision-making and economic crises
How could the current financial crisis have happened? While fingers have been pointing to greedy banks, subprime-loan officers, and sloppy credit card practices, these are not the only contributors to the economic downturn. (2010-09-22)
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