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Truth or Consequences: Why What Happens Matters

The truth is, consequences govern behaviors. Decades of psychological studies show convincingly that what happens after we do something significantly affects whether we repeat a certain behavior. Simply put, consequence shapes behavior, and we tend to repeat behaviors that keep … Continue reading

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The Price of Gold: 2.9013

2.9013 No, this is not the U.S. postal zip code for Beverly Hills, California, 90210, it’s the price of gold, 2.9013. Memorize that number. 2.9013 is statistically significant and scientifically grounded. 2.9013 is the “Losada Line” named for positive psychologist … Continue reading

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The Power of Open-Mindedness

Questioning may be better than willing as a condition for positive and sustainable personal (or, by extension, organizational) change, according to research by psychologist Ibrahim Senay of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Wray, Herbert. “The Willpower Paradox.” In Scientific … Continue reading

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Culture Shaping

Even today, 35 years after the June 20, 1975, movie release based on Peter Benchley’s novel, humming a tremulous few notes from the score of the movie “Jaws” is enough to conger up frightening scenes of the vicious Great White … Continue reading

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