Squeezing the Orange
How Power Corrupts Relationships

How Power Corrupts Relationships

January 20, 2021

When you're on top, it can feel like everyone wants something from you. Might you be right? Or is it all in your head? Dan and Akin look to social psychology for an answer, and pull at the roots of our budding cynical nature.

 - Research Paper: 'How Power Corrupts Relationships: Cynical Attributions for Others' Generous Acts' by Ena Inesi, Deborah Gruenfeld and Adam Galinsky

Influencing People’s Health Choices

Influencing People’s Health Choices

December 2, 2020

When it comes to making decisions about our health, we think differently depending on whether the action prevents or detects problems. Dan and Akin squeeze a study which responds to this by investigating differences in what happens when the emphasis is put on potential gains versus losses.

 - Research Paper: 'The Systematic Influence of Gain-and Loss-Framed Messages on Interest in and Use of Different Types of Health Behavior' by Alexander J. Rothman, Steven C. Martino, Brian T. Bedell, Jerusha B. Detweiler and Peter Salovey

How do You Know if Your Career is Your Calling?

How do You Know if Your Career is Your Calling?

November 18, 2020

Whether of not we have found, or are in search of, a career that fulfils us professionally and personally might come down to just one thing: the story we tell ourselves. Dan and Akin squeeze research investigating how called professionals construct identities.

 - Research Paper: 'Stories of Calling: How Called Professionals Construct Narrative Identities' by Matt Bloom, Amy E. Colbert and Jordan D. Nielsen

Hostile Media or a Paranoid Audience?

Hostile Media or a Paranoid Audience?

November 4, 2020

Studied over 30 years ago, the hostile media phenomenon found the biases audiences consume news with creates a new reality in which everyone is out to get them and nothing is ever good enough. Dan and Akin squeeze the findings of this classic research paper.

 - Research Paper: 'The Hostile Media Phenomenon: Biased Perception and Perceptions of Media Bias in Coverage of the Beirut Massacre' by Robert P. Vallone, Lee Ross and Mark R. Lepper

What Can We Learn from How the Best Sporting Talent is Developed?

What Can We Learn from How the Best Sporting Talent is Developed?

October 21, 2020

Less what it takes to be the best and more what is takes to the produce the best. As a coach, leader, parent or person of persuasion, you'll be aware of the challenges involved with helping individuals reach their potential. Dan and Akin review research which seeks to help uncover reliable tips for drawing out greatness.

 - Research Paper: 'The Great British Medalists Project: A Review of Current Knowledge on the Development of the World's Best Sporting Talent' by Tim Rees, Lew Hardy, Arne Gullich, Bruce Abernethy, Jean Cote, Tim Woodman, Hugh Montgomery, Stewart Laing and Chelsea Warr

When Negative Feedback Leads to Increased Creativity

When Negative Feedback Leads to Increased Creativity

October 7, 2020

When we're being, negative feedback provides us with the opportunity to close the gap between what's produced and what's possible. Dan and Akin squeeze a research paper which looks into how the effect is turned on its head depending on where the feedback comes from.

 - Research Paper: 'Does Negative Feedback Benefit (or Harm) Recipient Creativity? The Role of the Direction of Feedback Flow' by Yeun Joon Kim and Junha Kim

Exceptional by Dan Cable - Unlocking Your Potential

Exceptional by Dan Cable - Unlocking Your Potential

September 23, 2020

Are you familiar with the best version of yourself? Would you like to be that version of yourself more often? We talk about Dan's latest book, 'Exceptional' in this episode, squeezing research and ideas that underpin text.

 - Exceptional is available on Amazon and Audible.

 - Be sure to visit essentic.com for information on how they help individuals and organisations uncover and work with their "Exceptional" strengths.

Laugh it Up: The Way Humour Transforms Workplace Meetings

Laugh it Up: The Way Humour Transforms Workplace Meetings

September 9, 2020

When you think of your workplace meetings, is laughter a regular attendee? Akin and Dan squeeze a research paper from an exciting branch of social science in which the merit of emotions at work is being brought into question.

 - Research Paper: 'Emotions in Organizations: Joint Laughter in Workplace Meetings' by Helena Kangasharju and Tuija Nikko

Do Side Hustles Empower or Distract?

Do Side Hustles Empower or Distract?

August 26, 2020

A long held belief among scholars and employers is that side hustles conflict with full-time work by depleting the cognitive abilities of employees. Akin and Dan squeeze a research paper which looked into whether this is truly the case and if there's more to the story!

 - Research Paper: 'Do the Hustle! Empowerment from Side-Hustles and Its Effects on Full-Time Work Performance' by Hudson Sessions, Jennifer D. Nahrgang, Manuel J. Vaulont, Raseana Williams and Amy L. Bartels

Sexual Attraction and High Anxiety

Sexual Attraction and High Anxiety

August 12, 2020

A new school take on an old school study finds that in states of high anxiety and fear, men remain able, and increasingly willing, to keep one thing on their mind.

Akin and Dan talk about sex and taking chances.

 - Research Paper: 'Some Evidence for Heightened Sexual Attraction under Conditions of High Anxiety' by Donald G. Dutton and Arthur P. Aron

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