Power, Confidence Enhance Performance Under Pressure    

Role-based power can affect performance in pressure-filled situations, but has less impact on lower pressure environments, according to University of Toronto’s Sonia K. Kang, Adam D. Galinsky of Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley’s Laura J. Kray and Aiwa Shirako of Google. Kang’s team assigned more than 130 volunteers to same-gender pairs in three negotiations experiments. […]

Do “Hot” Emotions Lead to Better Decisions?

-*Do people in an agitated emotional state tend to make decisions they later regret? Popular wisdom counsels against making decisions when influenced by “hot emotions” including feeling HALT – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired, This guidance is based on the assumption that these physical and emotional experiences lead to regrettable decisions, such as relapsing to substance […]