1. Can forgetting your child in the car happen to just about anyone? – study

    “When you talk about the forgotten baby scenarios, people often make assumptions about who forgets their babies, who the caregivers are,” co-author Nathan Rose said. “And there’s no evidence to support the idea that men are more likely to commit this kind of error than women, or vice versa.” 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  2. Experts weigh AI concerns amid regulation discussions

    “We definitely need regulation, we needed it yesterday, if not five years ago, because this is all getting away from us too quickly, and the real problem here is that there’s nobody in governments, who’s really tasked with understanding the powerful ability to use AI as a weapon,” said Dr. Lisa Schirch, Professor of the Practice at the Keough School of Global Affairs. Fellow Notre Dame Professor Dr. John Behrens also has concerns – especially when it comes to people using this technology inappropriately. "Now, it’s something that anybody can just download, or get access to, and start using, and that’s really going to cause some problems and that’s an area for concern for sure, and it might be an area for regulation,” said Dr. John Behrens, Notre Dame Director of College Technology Initiatives.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  3. Artificial Intelligence’s Higher Value: Spurring New Managerial Thinking

    “Almost all jobs will be affected by AI because the core tools of the business world are going to be AI-enhanced at some point, if they aren’t already," says John Behrens, Ph.D., professor and digital technologies leader at the University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  4. ‘Dirty’ money? People pay in cash to forget about guilty purchases

    “When a purchase is difficult to justify — like buying an overpriced bottle of water at the airport, cigarettes or candy — consumers pay with less-trackable methods, like cash, so they can eliminate the paper or electronic trail and ‘forget’ this guilty purchase,” says Christopher Bechler, who specializes in consumer behavior and social psychology with an emphasis on attitudes, persuasion, and financial decision-making, in a university release

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  5. How the Brain Forgets: When Memory Lapses Become Fatal

    A new study looked at how and why caregivers sometimes forget their children in cars, leading to fatal heatstroke. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame set out to understand how and why this kind of forgetfulness is even possible. Nathan Rose, the William P. and Hazel B. White Assistant Professor of Brain, Behavior and Cognition in the Department of Psychology, set up an experiment to better understand this lapse in what researchers call prospective memory.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  6. Cash or card? Consumers pay strategically to forget guilty purchases, study shows

    "Purchase Justifiability Drives Payment Choice: Consumers Pay With Card To Remember And Cash To Forget" is forthcoming in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research from Christopher Bechler, assistant professor of marketing in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, along with Szu-chi Huang from Stanford University and Joshua Morris, data science manager for Nike.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  7. Groundbreaking ceremony held for Foundry Field in South Bend

    “Man, it feels great,” said Clinton Carlson, an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame. “The best part about it is seeing the community come out. The Boys & Girls Club were here yesterday. They got to sign posters that the kids made of these men that played on the Foundry Giants. We had Riley High School here yesterday helping paint all the murals and everything. And then to have family members — the Poindexters were here. A family that didn’t know their grandpa played baseball and he’s a key member of our community. He contributed by his labor at Studebaker and as a longtime sheriff’s deputy for our community.”

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  8. Inbox overload? You are not alone. This is how many hours a week we spend on work emails

    “Technology has expanded the options for communicating, making it more impersonal and accelerating the expectations others have for fast responses,” said Cindy Muir, professor of management and organization at the University of Notre Dame. “All of this can increase our workload and lead to burnout."

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  9. Burying bad 8-K news raises red flags

    Many companies seek to effectively paper over bad news contained in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission by publishing unrelated press releases on the same day, according to a release on a new multi-year study from Jessica Watkins, an assistant professor of accountancy at the University of Notre Dame, Caleb Rawson, an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Arkansas and Brady Twedt, a University of Oregon accounting professor.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  10. Report: Companies Using Press Releases & SEC Filing Misdirection to Hide Bad News

    “Consistent with our prediction, we find that managers disclosing negative news via SEC Form 8-K are more likely to issue a concurrent press release about an unrelated event when compared to managers disclosing positive or neutral news,” said Jessica Watkins, assistant professor of accountancy in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  11. Optimism prevails: Uptrend messaging promotes healthier consumer behavior, study finds

    “We find that uptrend messaging can be used to encourage healthy behaviors that improve consumer quality of life,” lead author John Costello, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, US, tells NutritionInsight. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  12. Companies distract from bad news with unrelated news

    The study, from the University of Notre Dame, examined close to 50,000 non-earnings-related 8-K filings between 2005 and 2018, where the firm also issued a news release on the same day.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  13. Notre Dame alums create glasses that project subtitles for the deaf

    A pair of traditional looking glasses that project subtitles for a deaf or hard of hearing person is the bold vision of two recent University of Notre Dame graduates.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  14. How to protect consumers from deceptive comparison pricing

    Researchers from Duke University, University of Notre Dame, and Microsoft published a new Journal of Marketing article that examines using "true normal prices" during a sale as a way to reduce deceptive pricing tricks.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  15. Marya Lieberman’s paper drug tests promote safety in low-resource settings

    An estimated 10% of medical products in low- and middle-​income countries are either falsified or substandard, according to the World Health
    Organization. It’s particularly difficult in low-income regions to quickly and easily spot subpar medicines and identify their flaws.

    For years, chemist Marya Lieberman of the University of Notre Dame and her team have been developing analytical paper diagnostics

    Originally published in Chemical & Engineering News

    Originally published at science.nd.edu.

  16. Patient capital is in short supply, research finds

    But research from the University of Notre Dame's Rafael Zambrana argues that mutual fund fee structures can be set up to incentivize long-term thinking, and this yields better results for investors with the patience to commit their capital.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  17. Better to be cool than 'kool'

    In a new study, Walker and John Costello, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, found that consumers deemed these tactics to be marketing gimmicks, and the brands insincere. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  18. The surprising science of climate protests

    One study on the first Earth Day, on 22 April 1970, found a long-term impact on air quality in areas that had good weather that day – which researchers used as an estimate for participation in activities. "Our approach was to use weather to essentially mimic an experiment," says Daniel Hungerman

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  19. Mass. firefighters and their families are on the front lines of a battle with 'forever chemicals'

    “I got one of the 6,000 emails she sent,” recalled Graham Peaslee, a physics professor at the University of Notre Dame, who studies PFAS.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  20. Notre Dame installing new solar array

    The University of Notre Dame will install a 46,000-square-foot solar array on the west side of campus, along Indiana 933, as part of an ongoing effort to diversify its energy supply and achieve net zero campus carbon emissions by 2050.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

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