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Drinking Coffee Might Make You More Likable, According To Science — So No One Can Judge You For Your Third Cup
A new study done by the University of California, Davis, and published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that drinking coffee before any group activity or conversation might help you be more social, self-confident, and engaged.
Dean Unnava has joined the board of Magilla Loans, an innovative search engine for loans that connects borrowers to banks without requesting personal information.
As if we needed more reasons to love our coffee, UC Davis researchers have discovered that people work better together under the influence of coffee.
Men who get emotional at work are more likely to get away with it (surprise!) than women are, says Kimberly D. Elsbach, a professor of management at UC Davis.
“The fact that they canceled a show that was doing well in the ratings may go a long way toward showing there are more important things than money,” says Kimberly Elsbach, a UC Davis professor who studies the perceptions of organizations.
In both studies, the researchers found that the group that ingested caffeine enjoyed their tasks more. The participants that ingested caffeine also found others in the group to be more receptive to their ideas. In the second study, researchers found that the caffeinated group was more focused on the task at hand. The results of the study show that a moderate amount of caffeine positively affects participation in a group discussion and makes participants feel better about themselves and their peers.
Diane Bryant, chief operating officer of Google Cloud, will return to her alma mater as one of the guest speakers at the June commencements of the University of California, Davis.
JE Paino MBA 09 and Ruhstaller Beer owner says brewing a better craft beer starts with quality hops grown just miles from UC Davis. Watch his interview with ABC10 about the craft beer boom, now a $7.3 billion industry in California.
More than $100,000 — the biggest prize pot ever — is up for grabs at the University of California Davis’ Big Bang! Business Competition.
UC Davis researchers say it can “focus group discussion and boost involvement.”
A new study from UC Davis finds that drinking coffee before group discussions or activities could help you be more sociable, self-confident and engaged.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about returning to work after her husband’s death, and Wharton management and psychology professor Adam Grant discusses what the research says about resilience. In this joint interview, they talk about how to build resilience in yourself, your team, and your organization. They’re the authors of the new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Vasu Unnava co-authored the study “Coffee with Co-workers: Role of Caffeine on Evaluations of the Self and Others in Group Settings” with her husband, Rao Unnava, dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Professor Kimberly Elsbach research shows it’s acceptable to express frustration, anger, disappointment and sadness at work, but crying tends to get excessively punished because it demands so much attention.
Kimberly Elsbach, professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, has researched the effects of crying in the workplace. She told NBC News that crying is often viewed negatively because it demands so much attention. “It creates this impression of need, that the person needs help.
What is market research? Why is it important for your business? Coursera Blog talked with Professors Olivier Rubel and Ashwin Aravindakshan for the scoop on the Market Research Specialization.
At the University of California, Davis’s business school, the Women in Leadership Club began by hosting discussion groups and happy hours, and helping link students with mentors. But, as Torey Van Oot notes in Comstock’s, former club president Hilary Bekmann and her MBA colleagues had another idea. “I wanted to provide some marketable skills to the women within the program and also really provide those leadership opportunities,” recalls Bekmann, who now works as the associate director of sustainability in the University of California president’s office.
Alumna Christine Gulbranson MBA 96, chairman of the Global University Venturing Leadership Society, talks to GUV editor Thierry Heles about her drive to support the best and brightest among students, faculty and alumni.
From Comstock’s magazine: The Women in Leadership Club at UC Davis helps MBA students get corporate training through placement on nonprofit boards and the benefits don’t just flow one way.