How Fair is American Society?

Americans tend to be overly optimistic about economic equality between white and black citizens, according to a new study by Yale researchers. Michael discusses why people systematically misperceive the reality of the wealth and income gap and what can be done to make the American dream more than a myth.

- Yale School of Management
September 18, 2017

Studies Reveal the Super-Rich Suffer Anxiety, Lack of Empathy Due to Wealth

The more wealth people have, the more poorly they are in reading people's emotions. 

- The Current, CBC Radio
April 8, 2016

Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

Michael has studied the connection between clothing and financial advantage in negotiations.

- Morning Edition, NPR
March 18, 2016

Brain on Sports Podcast: How High-Fives and Touch Drive Team Success

Michael discusses his study on the correlation between physical touch and performance among NBA teams, and how lessons from those findings can be taken off the court and into our business and personal relationships.

- Sports Illustrated
January 25, 2016

Clothing & Behavior

Michael examines how what you wear can affect your job performance and social status.

- The Academic Minute
January 7, 2016

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The Undervalued Self: Social Class Rank and Political Participation

The influence of perceived social class on participation in politics.

- SPSP 2015
February 27, 2015

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Science of Touch: Power to Communicate

Small physical gestures might be key to big success.

- ABC News
June 9, 2011

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Class & Emotion

People in the upper-class are worse than their peers at identifying the emotions of others, according to a new study by University of California researchers.

December 30, 2010

Noblesse Oblige? Empathy, Compassion, and Social Class in America

Emerging evidence indicates that higher-class individuals lack empathy and compassion.

- Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
September 6, 2012

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