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Can Ererdi

Dr Can Ererdi is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Research Methods at Henley Business School and a member of the Henley Centre for Leadership. Can holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and an MSc in International Management from Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) in Barcelona, Spain. His PhD research explored the effects of different levels of autocratic leadership behaviour on employees.



Can colleges create prosperous communities?

Colleges and universities, increasingly, are being viewed as engines of economic growth – and therefore measured against their ability to fulfil that role. The trend is intimately bound up with the shift, in most developed nations, toward a knowledge-based economy. Can colleges and universities provide a positive impact on our economy? Or are they overselling their economic impact and should they be doing a better job of working with their communities to better support both their local and wider global economy?


Can (and should) happiness be a policy goal?

Los Angeles, CA - How does an individual’s happiness level reflect societal conditions?  A new article out today in the first issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) finds that similar to how GDP measures the effectiveness of economic policies, happiness can and should be used to evaluate the effectiveness of social policies.




How can medical centers transform their patient safety culture?

Though healthcare is not without risks or error, hospital employees can support a culture of patient safety by identifying, reporting, and learning from medical mistakes that have or could have harmed patients. In a new study, a training program focusing on team communication, leadership, and decision-making practices, known as Crew Resource Management (CRM), was found to improve perceptions of the safety culture by 8% over the course of two years. This study, the largest of its kind, is out today in the American Journal of Medical Quality from SAGE Publishing.


Can over-the-counter pain meds influence thoughts and emotions?

Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies. Examining these findings and how policymakers should respond, a new article is out today in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) journal published in partnership with SAGE Publishing.


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