Posts by Noah Shaw

Research Examines How to Give an Effective Intergroup Apology

Published: August 17, 2021 | Last Updated: July 14, 2022by Noah Shaw

Summary of: Nunney, S. J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2021). Improving the effectiveness of intergroup apologies: The role of apology content and moral emotions. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. Advance online publication. Background & Theory: Past research has indicated that while apologies can be useful for interpersonal forgiveness, people are more skeptical...

Research Examines How Role Conflict Impacts Job Satisfaction Among Nurses

Published: August 10, 2021 | Last Updated: April 23, 2024by Noah Shaw

Summary of: Naseer, T., Ahmad, F., Bano, A, Kausar, N., Mahmood, S., & Ali, F. (2021). Impact of role conflict and workload on job satisfaction: Moderating role of perceived organizational support. Psychology and Education, 58(5), 4656-4677. Background & Theory: Workplace conflict is a common occurrence across many industries that can impact employees in various ways....

Summary of: Pindek, S., Zhou, Z. E., Kessler, S. R., Krajcevska, A., & Spector, P. E. (2021). Workdays are not created equal: Job satisfaction and job stressors across the workweek. Human Relations, 74(9), 1447–1472. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0018726720924444 Background & Theory: Common wisdom suggest that people enjoy going to work on Fridays as the work week draws to...

How to Give a Sincere Apology

Published: July 15, 2021 | Last Updated: July 14, 2022by Noah Shaw

If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve wronged someone in some way, you likely have had the feeling that you need to apologize to them. But apologizing is often much easier said than done. When we find ourselves in these situations, we often wonder how to give a sincere apology that repairs some,...

Summary of: De Clercq, D., Fatima, T., & Jahanzeb, S. (2021). Gossiping about an arrogant leader: Sparked by inconsistent leadership, mitigated by employee resilience. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 57(3), 269–289. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0021886320917520 Background & Theory: Arrogant leadership is defined as the practice by which leaders engage in presumptuous claims about their competencies, have inflated...

The 12 Keys to Being a Peaceful Person

Published: July 8, 2021 | Last Updated: August 30, 2023by Noah Shaw

What makes a peaceful person? This question is something everyone from parents to organizational leaders want the answer to. For people interested in developing themselves and others into more peaceful people, understanding the keys to being a peaceful person is crucial. A 2021 review of research on peace focused on establishing a psychological foundation for...

Summary of: Li, Z. (2021). Intergroup leadership: Two paths to encourage positive intergroup behaviours [Master’s thesis, Western University]. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Background & Theory: Social identity theory posits that people encompass a social identity, an awareness that we belong to specific groups. Nestled within the constructs of social identity theory is the concept...

Research Suggests 5 Crucial Factors for Peace Interventions

Published: June 29, 2021 | Last Updated: July 14, 2022by Noah Shaw

Summary of: Nelson, L. L. (2021). Identifying determinants of individual peacefulness: A psychological foundation for peace education. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 27(2), 109–119. Background & Theory: Understanding how personal factors and personality can contribute to individual peacefulness is key to creating larger scale programs that teach people how to lead more peaceful...

Summary of: University of Oklahoma. Institute of Group Relations, & Sherif, M. (1961). Intergroup conflict and cooperation: The Robbers Cave experiment (Vol. 10, pp. 150-198). Norman, OK: University Book Exchange. Background & Theory: One of the most prominent studies on intergroup conflict is Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave Experiment. Conducted in the 1950s, Sherif’s contribution to...