Category Archives: Social sciences

Risk-loving managers bribe more with no payoff

I studied the role of managerial traits in company-level corruption among Vietnamese small and medium enterprises. Vietnam is a Socialist republic that has experienced high economic growth; however, they also have widespread corruption. According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, … Continue reading

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My gold rush in science

Brain researcher Jaan Aru describes his scientific gold rush. Continue reading

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How psychology can help shape policies (3/3): Measuring influence

University of Tartu psychologists write about how psychology can help measure the impact of policies. Continue reading

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Where is global tourism going?

Four tourism students at the University of Tartu write about the near future of tourism. Continue reading

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How psychology can help shape policies (2/3): Influencing behaviour

UT psychologists Andero Uusberg and Kariina Laas write about how psychology can help shape policies by influencing human behaviour. Continue reading

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Who follows in the steps of Greta Thunberg

Researchers have analyzed the profile of global climate protesters in March and September 2019. Continue reading

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How psychology can help shape policies (1/3): Modelling behaviour

The word ‘psychologist’ tends to be associated with an image of a psychotherapist working with a patient who has turned to them as a last resort, perhaps even with eyes cast down in shame. There are many things wrong with … Continue reading

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