Research paper: affect (i.e. mood or emotion) and decisions

October 23, 2017

“The most important decision you can make is to be in a good mood”  Voltaire (b.1694-d.1778)

Voltaire’s aphorism sounds like good sense, but perhaps being in a good mood can lead us to make bad decisions, and being in a bad mood can help us make good ones.

This paper will explore…

What is coaching?

October 20, 2017

Jenny Rogers, in her book Coaching Skills, offers this definition: "Coaching is a partnership of equals whose aim is to achieve speedy increased and sustainable effectiveness through focused learning in every aspect of the client's life. Coaching raises self-awareness and identifies choices.…

Book review - The Hedgehog Effect, Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries

August 6, 2017

"It is not enough to throw people together and expect them to work efficiently, even if the team has a clear, engaging goal and sufficient resources".

Why not?

"Meaningful teamwork entails numerous real risks for individuals because of fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the exercise of…

Research paper: Prejudice and group behaviour

March 12, 2017

Prejudice is an unfavourable attitude towards another person or persons simply because of their perceived membership of a particular group. Like all attitudes it will be made up of (to varying degrees) cognition, affect and conation, (Dovido, Hewstone, Glick, & Esses, 2010), thus driving how the…

Research paper: Are we rational when we make buying decisions?

December 16, 2016

Melanie goes out and buys a dress. After so doing she pops into a coffee shop and meets a friend. They choose to share a pot of tea. On the way home it starts to rain so she hails a taxi. That evening she explains to her spouse, Tom, that the dress will be perfect for the office party. He pays little…