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Level of empathy for misfortunate based in social status

The level of empathy egalitarians and anti-egalitarians express toward others’ misfortunes depends on whether that other person holds a high- or low-ranking position in society.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: the haunting regret of failing our ideal selves

Psychologist Tom Gilovich and a former Cornell graduate student have found people are haunted more by regrets about failing to fulfill their hopes and dreams than by regrets about failing to fulfill their responsibilities.

Research explores the blind spots of workplace ‘suitors’

ILR School research investigates why initiators of unwanted romantic advances in the workplace often misunderstand the discomfort they cause.

Faculty use new formats – including comics – to convey research

Faculty and academic staff presented projects including comics, videos and websites in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship, May 10.

Graduate student grants fund community-engaged projects

Engaged Graduate Student Grants will support 21 Cornell doctoral students and their community partners researching a range of topics. 

Sociology department launches Active Learning Initiative project

Five large introductory lecture courses will be transformed to include a larger share of activities that engage students to learn by doing rather than passive listening.

It’s who you know: social connections boost applicants, organizations they join

MBA applicants with a personal endorsement have a leg up on their competition and go on to support their university at higher rates, according to new research by Ben A. Rissing,assistant professor of organizational behavior.

Railway records document more than a century of seismic labor shifts

The Kheel Center’s railroad collections tell stories about the seismic shifts, catalyzed by railroads, that shaped the modern age.

Psychologists: ‘There is no alternative to free speech’

Psychology’s extensive study of bias offers an important lens through which to view and reduce conflicts about free speech and hate speech, two Cornell psychologists say.