Pregnant job applicants can act to dispel discriminatory stereotypesPregnant women are more likely to experience discrimination in the job search process than nonpregnant women, but they can minimize bias by addressing negative pregnancy stereotypes in the application process, according to a new study from psychology professor Mikki Hebl.
Engineering education may diminish concern for public welfare issues, sociologist saysCollegiate engineering education may foster a “culture of disengagement” regarding issues of public welfare, according to new research by Rice sociologist Erin Cech.
African-Americans are the most likely to value postsecondary educationAfrican-Americans are the most likely of all ethnic groups to emphasize the importance of postsecondary education, according to the 2013 Houston Education Survey. This and other findings were revealed in the first-of-its-kind report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
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Conscientious people more likely to provide good customer serviceConscientious people are more likely to provide good customer service, according to a new study by psychology professor Stephan Motowidlo. The study, “Relations Between Personality, Knowledge and Behavior in Professional Service Encounters,” examines the link between personality traits and effective behavior in customer service situations.