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How Paperwork at the Doctor's Office Can Lead to Medical Misdiagnoses

November 29, 2022
HIPAA privacy forms lead people to lie more about health history
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Wearing a pedometer—even if you don’t look at it—may boost step counts

October 28, 2022
Almost half of American adults don’t meet recommended weekly physical activity levels, but new BYU research suggests a surprisingly simple way to help increase exercise time: just strap on an activity monitor.
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When it comes to buying stuff, who do you trust to sell it: Government, nonprofits or for-profits? BYU study says...

May 05, 2022
According to a recent BYU study, research showed that when the price and quality of goods and services is the same, consumers favor nonprofits over the government and the government over for-profit companies.
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Praising essential workers is not just a good thing, it’s critical, BYU study finds

April 12, 2022
Those who feel unappreciated engage in unhealthy recovery behaviors
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BYU study: 'Every Kid Outdoors' program is increasing family hiking, but not for everyone

April 07, 2022
A recent study, co-authored by BYU Marriott professor Camilla Hodge, finds that the U.S.'s Every Kid Outdoors program, which gives families with fourth graders free access to national parks, is leading to an increased frequency of hiking with children.
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BYU study: 20 years later, accountants burned by Enron scandal outperform peers

March 16, 2022
In a recent study, BYU Marriott professor Tim Seidel and colleagues at other universities found that those who worked at Arthur Andersen during the Enron scandal may be better off for the experience.
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The Moral Laboratory

March 07, 2022
Why and How Your Job Should Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself
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BYU study finds practical solution to conflict arising as workplaces become more diverse: Ethical leadership

September 23, 2021
According to a new study co-authored by BYU Marriott professor Robert Christensen, when a diverse organization has an ethical leader, the negative workplace dynamics that can surface are mitigated.
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Simple text message reminders may significantly boost COVID-19 vaccination rates

May 03, 2021
New research co-authored by BYU Marriott dean Brigitte C. Madrian shows that public health officials looking to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates should take note of one easy, low-cost strategy used for flu shots: text messages.





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The Case of the Rising Numbers

November 04, 2020
Research by a BYU Marriott professor indicates that increases in tuition may be linked to the amount of money students are allowed to borrow.
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The Great Deceit

July 14, 2020
New research from BYU Marriott professors takes a close look at what imposter syndrome is — and how to conquer it.
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Study: Going to virtual work spaces has changed leadership. Have you noticed?

June 30, 2020
When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new leaders on their teams. According to recent research from BYU, members of virtual teams identify leaders in different ways compared to members of in-person teams.

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Impostor Syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope with it

September 23, 2019
Roughly 20 percent of study subjects experience the phenomenon
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Not making a top 100 corporate ranking is better than just making the cut

September 18, 2019
A new study by BYU Marriott professors shows barely making a top 100 corporate ranking list may actually be worse for your company's financial future than being left off altogether.
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Are Siri and Alexa making us ruder? The answer is...

August 16, 2019
Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two BYU information systems researchers decided to ask.
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Viewing pornography at work increases unethical behavior on the job

June 24, 2019
New research discovers employees who view pornography aren't just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they're causing harm to the company.
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BYU Marriott study: Effective incentives help people overcome procrastination

May 07, 2019
Researchers from Harvard, Yale and BYU Marriott have found a useful tool in overcoming procrastination when it comes to making financial decisions.
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Show me the gift cards! Reward types impact effectiveness of wellness programs

March 22, 2019
Employee wellness programs are popular among businesses seeking to increase productivity and cut health care costs. New research from BYU Marriott professors sheds light on how to possibly motivate employees to participate in these programs.
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