As always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.
Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.
For this week‘s edition (#1346), Bob has selected Leanne ten Brinke’s segment. A Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Haas School of Business and Department of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, Dr. ten Brinke’s segment focuses on the virtues and vices of politicians.
Leanne ten Brinke, Ph.D. is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Haas School of Business and Department of Psychology at UC Berkeley. She received her doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2012, examining the behavioral consequences of emotional, high-stakes deception. In addition, Leanne has conducted research at the London Business School and Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on social cognition, broadly, and the paradox of trust, in particular. That is, if determining whom to trust is so important, why does decades of research suggest that the accuracy of these decisions is so poor? She has published articles in leading academic journals addressing this question, and has received national and international media attention for her work. She was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
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