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Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

What is the best indicator that someone you work with should (or shouldn’t) be trusted? Can you ever really know who to trust at the office? While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. Research...

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When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability

When Overconfidence Is an Asset, and When It’s a Liability

What happens to people who are overconfident? Are they generally rewarded, promoted, and respected? Or do we distrust them and avoid collaborating with them? Our research suggests it may depend on how they express confidence. One way people express confidence is verbally. We make specific, numeric expressions of confidence in our judgments, such as when...