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Freud and the New Mexico desert: what if people could download a version of themselves?

A play that looks at eternal digital life, A Dead Body in Taos, looks at ethical issues of artificial intelligence. An accompanying podcast series features Magda Osman, who is affiliated with Cambridge Judge Business School. It’s not too often that…

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The Conversation: How to express yourself if you want others to cooperate with you – new research

New research, published in Rationality and Society and co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School, sheds some light on the best way to get people to cooperate in creating dramatic social or environmental changes. Collective action, however, can involve social dilemmas.…

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New University of Cambridge study reveals: people trust experts and evidence, more than the media and their friends

People defer more to experts and scientific evidence, not the media or friends, in identifying whether something is misinformation, says new study co-authored at the University of Cambridge. British cabinet minister Michael Gove famously said, in the midst of the…

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New University of Cambridge study reveals: people trust experts and evidence, more than the media and their friends.

Mirage News: ‘Threatening’ faces and beefy bodies do not bias criminal suspect identification, study finds

A detailed new study of identifying criminal suspects finds, to the authors’ surprise, no bias toward selecting people with threatening facial characteristics or muscular bodies. The study does find, however, that suspects with highly muscled, “threatening” bodies are most accurately…

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Look and build don’t create bias in identifying criminals

Threatening faces and beefy bodies do not bias criminal suspect identification, finds study co-authored at University of Cambridge. We're all familiar with the classic 'look' of a movie bad guy: peering through narrowing eyes with a sinister sneer (like countless…

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Is there systematic bias in identifying criminals?

The Conversation: Nudges: four reasons to doubt popular technique to shape people’s behaviour

Magda Osman, Head of Research and Analysis at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, writes about nudging techniques and why sometimes they don’t work. “Throughout the pandemic, many governments have had to rely on people doing the…

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Green economy?

It is 'wishful thinking' that the UK will benefit disproportionately from new environmentally oriented policies, most of which create few jobs, says Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Michael Pollitt New environmental initiatives geared toward offshore wind,…

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Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) announces the appointment of Dr Robert Doubleday as its new Executive Director

The University's Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) has appointed Dr Robert Doubleday - formerly its Head of Research - as the new Executive Director Formed in 2009 to build on the work of the Cambridge University Government Policy Programme,…

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Building bridges at CSaP (Centre for Science and Policy)

Dr Chris Tyler is the new Executive Director of CSaP (Centre for Science and Policy), a new policy centre based at Cambridge Judge Business School. Their seminars, policy placements, fellows and workshops will bring together leading academic strategists and those…

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