Likeable Vs. Lucky Role Models
The stereotype-busting effect of a role model only occurs if their success is perceived as due to their own innate ability and effort. That power is lost if they are seen to have just been lucky.
A study by Cheryl Taylor and colleagues shows that the stereotype-busting effect of a role-model only occurs if their success is seen as due to innate ability and effort, not mere luck. Taylor's team call this the Hillary Clinton effect. ...Taylor and her colleagues said the stereotype-busting effects of role-models could be enhanced and preserved by ensuring people are aware of the stable and internal causes of the role-models' successes. Future research may consider if a role model's perceived 'likeability' could be the key factor explaining their protective value, rather than the deservingness of their success.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
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- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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