For media inquiries, please contact our Executive Director, Alison Taylor, at alison@ethicalsystems.org.

Who needs human analysts when you’ve got robo-analysts?

The Irish Times | March 31, 2020

David Hirshleifer was mentioned in a piece about a study suggesting that robo-analyst firms’ stock advice is more profitable than that of their human counterparts.

The Coronavirus and the Conservative Mind

The New York Times | March 31, 2020

Jonathan Haidt had his research on “moral foundations” in politics mentioned by columnist Ross Douthat in a piece on coronavirus and the conservative mind.

A Post-Corona World

The Prof G Show | March 26, 2020

Jonathan Haidt and Scott Galloway discussed the social and psychological impact of COVID-19.

Meet the psychologist exploring unconscious bias—and its tragic consequences for society

Science | March 26, 2020

Dolly Chugh spoke to Science magazine about Jennifer Eberhardt’s research on unconscious bias, specifically the “other-race” effect.

Coronavirus is changing how people think about fighting climate change

PRI | March 26, 2020

Robert Frank spoke to PRI for an article about how COVID-19 is changing the way people think about fighting climate change.

Why Do People Hoard Toilet Paper? A Look At Irrational Behaviors In Uncertain Times

WBUR | March 25, 2020

Dan Ariely discussed how, in uncertain times, irrational behavior can feed on itself like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

How Pathogens Affect Cultural Values and Religious Edicts

Psychology Today | March 23, 2020

David Sloan Wilson’s research on religion and cultural evolution was mentioned in a piece about how pathogens affect society.

When We’re Wrong, It’s Our Responsibility as Scientists to Say So

Scientific American | March 21, 2020

Dan Ariely—along with Francesca Gino, Max Bazerman, and others—wrote about how they tried to reproduce their work on an ethical-behavior intervention, and ended up refuting it.

Beware of Guidance Fatigue

The Bulwark | March 21, 2020

Ann Tenbrunsel’s research on ethical fading was mentioned in a piece about how too many instructions leads to less compliance.

For some companies in the age of coronavirus, ethics pays

Compliance Week | March 17, 2020

Alison Taylor spoke about how several businesses have decided it is worth going above and beyond to help customers and employees.

‘Experimentation Works’ and ‘The Power of Experiments’ Review: Test, Test and Test Again

The Wall Street Journal | March 15, 2020

Max Bazerman’s new book, The Power of Experiments, discusses the effectiveness of A/B testing, which is baked into product development, along with other empirical trials and judgments.

Procrastinate Much? Manage Your Emotions, Not Your Time.

The New York Times | March 13, 2020

Adam Grant wrote a piece explaining how addressing procrastination isn’t about avoiding work; it’s about avoiding negative emotions.

Boeing In Crisis as Coronavirus Weighs on Already Struggling Airplane Maker

Cheddar | March 12, 2020

Andrea Bonime-Blanc talked about Boeing’s struggles during the pandemic.

The corporate responsibility facade is finally starting to crumble

Quartz | March 4, 2020

When reading a corporation’s sustainability report and then comparing it to its risk disclosures—or worse, its media coverage—wrote Alison Taylor, we might as well be reading about entirely distinct companies.

Companies still can’t stop labor abuses at Chinese factories

Quartz | March 3, 2020

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly talked about the flawed auditing methods in China that allow systemic labor abuses to go unchecked.

Prolific Wharton Professor Adam Grant Doesn’t Worry About Time Management. Here’s What He Does Instead—and So Should You

Inc. | February 28, 2020

Adam Grant does not worry about managing his time. He manages his attention instead.

Are the Houston Astros irredeemable cheaters? Or are they all of us?

Fortune | February 26, 2020

Ann Tenbrunsel’s decision-framing research was mentioned in a discussion about how the pro-baseball team deserves criticism for its cheating scandal.

Should hateful speech be regulated on campus?

The Harvard Gazette | February 24, 2020

Jonathan Haidt debated neuroscientist Lisa Feldman-Barrett on whether hate speech is violence at Harvard Law School.

Big Tech Is Testing You

The New Yorker | February 24, 2020

Large-scale social experiments are now ubiquitous, and conducted without public scrutiny. Has this new era of experimentation—which Max Bazerman examines in his new book, The Power of Experiments—remembered the lessons of the old?

How to Know When You’ve Made the Right Decision

ThinkAdvisor | February 20, 2020

Daylian Cain spoke about the tactics companies can use to judge the rightness of their decisions.

From Exceptionalism To Unrest: Why Google’s Culture Is Changing

Forbes | February 19, 2020

Caterina Bulgarella wrote about how, for Google—which has always crafted a narrative of exceptionalism—the emerging storyline around a more complex and controversial yet more realistic workplace experience may be disappointing but, also, uniquely enlightening.

Liar, Liar, Liar

NPR | February 17, 2020

Dan Ariely discussed the behavioral science of honesty—dishonesty, he said, is often not about character but opportunity.

Research: It Pays to Be Yourself

Harvard Business Review | February 13, 2020

Francesca Gino wrote about how, contrary to our intuition, simply being yourself makes a better impression than catering to another person’s interests and expectations.

You’re Not Listening. Here’s Why.

The New York Times | February 11, 2020

Nicholas Epley spoke about why we often do not listen when we think we know what someone will say.

Overwhelmed? The Productivity Tip a Leading Business Coach Swears By

Women’s Health | February 10, 2020

Caroline Webb went on the Women’s Health podcast Going for Goal to talk about how to be less busy yet more productive.

How Great Leaders Persevere When Things Are in a Shambles

Forbes | February 10, 2020

Ron Carruci wrote about how leaders persevere during periods of extreme adversity.

Thy Neighbor’s Solar Panels

The Atlantic | February 5, 2020

Robert Frank explains how, when our peers take actions to preserve the planet, we’re more likely to follow suit—the human instinct to conform could help us address the climate crisis.

2020 will be the year when corporate activism and global political risk converge

Quartz | February 5, 2020

Amid growing anger over corporate hypocrisy, greed, and social and environmental impacts, wrote Alison Taylor, employees are now openly questioning C-suite decisions about where companies do business—and with whom.

In 7 Days and 3 Protests, the Nation’s Divisions on Glaring Display

The New York Times | January 24, 2020

With activists mobilized and dug in on the left and right, there is increasing pressure on people in the middle to choose sides, part of what Jonathan Haidt calls “mob dynamics.”

The Little Things That Make Employees Feel Appreciated

Harvard Business Review | January 23, 2020

Francesca Gino and Adam Grant’s research has helped highlight that all too often, instead of giving people a meaningful sense of appreciation, employee-recognition programs become just another box for managers to check.

City of Norfolk takes diversity, equity and inclusion beyond the buzz words

Inside Business | January 22, 2020

Dolly Chugh’s book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, was read in a book club created by city employees in Norfolk.

How Your Leadership Team Might Be Setting a Terrible Example

Forbes | January 13, 2020

Having your actions play out publicly as if on a jumbotron is a huge responsibility, Ron Carruci wrote, but unfortunately too many teams don’t take this responsibility as seriously as they should.

P&Q’s Favorite MBA Professors of 2019

Poets & Quants | January 8, 2020

Ann Tenbrunsel was selected as one of P&Q’s favorite business school professors of 2019.

Seven ways to teach tweens to give to others without sacrificing themselves

The Washington Post | January 6, 2020

Adam Grant spoke about how tweens can be encouraged to be more prosocial without becoming exceedingly altruistic.

Five Leadership Priorities for 2020—and Beyond

Forbes | January 6, 2020

As we look back at 2019, Caterina Bulgarella wrote, it is not a coincidence that the leaders who left enduring legacies strove for far greater objectives than their own success or their own group’s survival.

Can We Survive the Post-Truth Era?

Washington Monthly | January 3, 2020

Dan Ariely’s book, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves, was mentioned in a discussion about how Donald Trump’s perverse brand of B.S. took over American politics.

How to avoid the traps that produce loneliness and isolation

The Washington Post | January 2, 2020

Nicholas Epley and his collaborator were mentioned in a piece about not letting technology and corrosive politics control our behavior.