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Women executives twice as likely to leave their jobs as men

October 5, 2010 coms 0

A new study has determined that female executives are more than twice as likely to leave their jobs – voluntarily and involuntarily – as men. Yet despite systemic evidence that women are more likely to depart from their positions, the researchers did not find strong patterns of discrimination.

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Language Style Matching (LSM) may predict the future of relationships

October 4, 2010 coms 0

Ireland and Pennebaker are investigating whether LSM during everyday conversation can be used to predict the beginning and end of romantic relationships. Style matching has the potential to quickly and easily reveal whether any given pair of people — ranging from business rivals to romantic partners — are psychologically on the same page and what this means for their future together.

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‘Science of team science’ created to improve teamwork on collaborative research efforts

October 1, 2010 coms 0

Tackling today’s complex scientific questions often requires work from interdisciplinary collaborative research teams — and working in those teams can create its own problems. Now a group of researchers from around the country, including North Carolina State University, has published a commentary in the journal Science Translational Medicine outlining a new field of study that will help resolve problems facing interdisciplinary research teams.