Squeezing the Orange
How Self-Reflection Energises Leaders featuring Terence Mauri

How Self-Reflection Energises Leaders featuring Terence Mauri

July 1, 2020

The duo are joined by author and leadership mentor, Terence Mauri. Together, the trio squeeze a research paper that scientifically finds measurable methods by which leaders can better harness their energy and be more influential at work.

 - Research Paper: 'Energizing Leaders via Self-Reflection: A Within-Person Field Experiment' by Klodiana Lanaj, Trevor Foulk and Amir Erez

What’s Next for Squeezing the Orange?

What’s Next for Squeezing the Orange?

June 17, 2020

It's time for another catch up with Akin and Dan. The duo have some special announcements, and also open the window into what's been happening in their lives.

Police Body Cameras Reveal Racial Respect Bias

Police Body Cameras Reveal Racial Respect Bias

June 10, 2020

A squad of researchers analysed a month's worth of police body camera footage from routine traffic stops in Oakland, California. Their findings highlight a racial bias that contributes towards the dysfunction relationship between Black Americans and the police. Dan and Akin squeeze the findings.

 - Research Paper: 'Language from Police Body Camera Footage Shows Racial Disparities in Officer Respect' by Rob Voigt, Nicholas P. Camp, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, William L. Hamilton, Rebecca C. Hetey, Camilla M. Griffiths, David Jurgens, Dan Jurafsky, and Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Self-Affirmation and the Health Benefits of Expressive Writing

Self-Affirmation and the Health Benefits of Expressive Writing

June 3, 2020

Improve your mental health, and your physical health follows. Dan and Akin squeeze research which finds positive, self-affirming expressive writing has real and measurable benefits for women being treated for breast cancer.

 - Research Paper: 'Does Self-Affirmation, Cognitive Processing, or Discovery of Meaning Explain Cancer-Related Health Benefits of Expressive Writing' by J. David Creswell, Suman Lam, Annette L. Stanton, Shelley E. Taylor, Julienne E. Bower and David K. Sherman

Guilt and Shame: Competition and Motivation

Guilt and Shame: Competition and Motivation

May 27, 2020

To be the best, you've got to beat the best! Dan and Akin squeeze research looking into the roles guilt and shame play in competition and motivation.

- Research Paper: 'May the Best Man Lose: Guilt Inhibits Competitive Motivation' by Uriel Haran

Too Good to Hire: Commitment, Capability and the Job Market

Too Good to Hire: Commitment, Capability and the Job Market

May 20, 2020

What do we mean when we say someone is "overqualified"? Dan and Akin look at why and when highly attractive qualities work against the best person for the job.

 - Research Paper: 'Too Good to Hire? Capability and Inferences about Commitment in Labor Markets' by Roman V. Galperin, Oliver Hahl, Adina D. Sterling, Jerry Guo

Dilution Effect: Pharmaceutical Drugs, Advertising and Arguments

Dilution Effect: Pharmaceutical Drugs, Advertising and Arguments

May 13, 2020

Something rather peculiar happens to the strength of your argument when you add everything and the kitchen sink to it. Dan and Akin squeeze research that will have you rethinking how the best cases are put forward.

 - Research Paper: 'The Unintended Consequences of Argument Dilution in Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements' by Niro Sivanathan and Hemant Kakkar

Replication Crisis, Signatures and Dishonesty

Replication Crisis, Signatures and Dishonesty

May 6, 2020

What do you do when you're wrong? For the first time, Dan and Akin squeeze a research paper by a team looking to correct findings previously thought to be true.

 - Research Paper: 'Signing at the Beginning Versus at the End Does Not Decrease Dishonesty' by Ariella S. Kristal, Ashley V. Whillans, Max H. Bazerman, Francesca Gino, Lisa L. Shu, Nina Mazar, and Dan Ariely

Nostalgia: Past, Present and Future

Nostalgia: Past, Present and Future

April 29, 2020

Centuries of research have turned our understanding of nostalgia on its head. What was once believed to be a psychiatric disorder is now hailed as serving key psychological functions. Dan and Akin squeeze the findings.

 - Research Paper: 'Nostalgia: Past, Present, and Future' by Constantine Sedikides, Tim Wildschut, Jamie Arndt and Clay Routledge

Loving-Kindness Meditation: Positive Emotions, Life Satisfaction and Reduced Depression

Loving-Kindness Meditation: Positive Emotions, Life Satisfaction and Reduced Depression

April 22, 2020

If you're into meditation, you're going to love this! If you're not already into it, this might be what draws you in. Dan and Akin squeeze research which finds you can significantly improve your life without having to lift a finger.

 - Research Paper: 'Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources' by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Michael A. Cohn, Kimberly A. Coffey, Jolynn Pek, and Sandra M. Finkel