Who are you trying to fool?

The most frequently cited result in the entire research literature on overconfidence comes from a 1981 paper published by the Swedish psychologist Ola Svenson.(1) Svenson asked people in the United States and in Sweden how…

Focus on the source of most satisfaction, not…

(Clair Brown wrote this blog with Simon Greenhill, a senior economics major at UC Berkeley who is writing a thesis on global poverty and the refugee crises. The commentary first appeared in Psychology Today on March 26.)…

CEOs take to the pulpit on gun control

You know their names: Emma Gonzalez (age 18); David Hogg (age 18); Naomi Wadler (age 11); Yolanda Renee King (age 9). These young people, and many more, stand at podiums to eloquently, outspokenly and loudly…

Rapid innovations in agrifood supply chains

We hosted our third Agrifood Supply Chain Conference on April 18 and 19 together with Solidaridad and other wonderful sponsors. The conference was hosted at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) building in Berkeley, which houses…