Michael Morris discusses metaphors in market commentary, and the impact language can have on investor attitudes. Read the full article
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DECEMBER 17, 2014
Julia Kirby of Harvard Business Review sites "Do People Mix at Mixers?", a paper by Paul Ingram and Michal Morris. Read the full article
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Research by Shu Zhang and Michael Morris indicates that cultural icons of home interfere with the ability to speak a new language.
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
After Obama's re-election, Benedict Carey of the NYTimes explores the role a team of Behavioral Scientists played in the election process. By applying well-researched concepts backed by empirical evidence, Michael Morris and the other members of the "Dream Team" proposed a number of small behavioral changes with big results.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
In the Boston Globe's "Ideas" section, Leon Neyfakh explores the concept of how to change a culture. Drawing on research conducted by Michael Morris, Neyfakh makes suggestions for how organizations can evolve.
Inc. Magazine describes the findings in "Managerial Mystique: Magical Thinking in Judgments of Managers' Vision, Charisma, and Magnetism," a study by Maia Young, Michael W. Morris, and Vicki M. Scherwin. Read the full article
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
In a Journal of Personality and Social Psychology paper, Michael Morris and Emily Amanatullah (UT Austin) find that women are better at negotiating for others than for themselves, due to the potential of social backlash for being self-assertive. Their findings were featured on the websites of Forbes, Financial Times, CBS News, The Globe and Mail, and Vault.
JULY 15, 2011
Science Daily and Inc. Magazine highlight research by Michael Morris, Maia Young (UCLA) and Vicki Scherwin (CSU Long Beach), which suggests that successful leaders are often attributed mystique and charisma through "magical thinking."
MAY 4, 2011
Michael discusses the Program on Social Intelligence curriculum in a Wall Street Journal article on the rise of 'soft skills' courses in business schools.
APRIL 11, 2011
In an op-ed on metaphors, NYTimes columnist David Brooks cites research by Michael and colleagues Oliver Sheldon, Daniel Ames and Maia Young that stock market commentators change the type of metaphors used to describe market behavior, depending on price trend direction.
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Michael discusses the influence of bicultural identity on creativity in an interview for AsianLife Magazine.
JUNE 30, 2010
Featured in the Japan Times Online, Professor Michael Morris's research on U.S. and Japanese media coverage of corporate scandals shows differences in the public's direction of blame and responsibility: Americans tend to blame those most closely linked to the event; the Japanese public holds an organization's leader or figurehead responsible. Read the full article
FEBRUARY 4, 2010
Professor Michael Morris's research on how language impacts behavior, particularly stock market metaphors and investor confidence, is highlighted in the February 2010 issue of Eureka, the Times of London's monthly science magazine. Read the full article or jump directly to Professor Morris's mention on page 3.
OCTOBER 23, 2007
The NYTimes explores that some retirees have found that being paid something for doing volunteer work can be good for both the organization and for themselves. Michael Morris comments on the impact of external incentive systems on enjoyment of an activity. Read the full article