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How do consumers respond to missing (and deliberately withheld) information?

New research by Sunita Sah and Daniel Read (Warwick) investigates whether people understand that if others (marketers or politicians) withhold information from them, its likely to be bad news for the person from whom the information is being withheld. The short answer is that to a large degree people do not understand this. Useful to know the next time you come to restaurant that has not posted its hygiene rating on the door.

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 14:59

Why don't people stand up to dictatorships?

Professor Nick Chater asks why people don't rise up against dictatorial regimes.

Tue 05 Nov 2019, 13:00

Memory is damaged by air pollution, researchers find

A study of 34,000 people by Warwick researchers finds our memory is significantly affected by pollution.

Fri 01 Nov 2019, 13:00

Reading the past like an open book - researchers use text to measure two hundred years of happiness

Scientists from Warwick have discovered the year we were at our happiest. Our national happiness levels of previous centuries (1820-2009) measured for the first time.

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 15:32 | Tags: GRPNews


Data science tackles some of society's biggest issues

Services for homeless people could be improved greatly through the use of data science, thanks to the UK's inaugural 12-week Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) programme.

Thu 10 Oct 2019, 14:52 | Tags: GRPNews

How to become more patient - add a zero

Daniel Read presents new ideas on how to nudge people into thinking more of the future when making choices that extend into it.

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 15:01 | Tags: GRPNews