@MichiganRoss Professor. Dad and husband. @FastCompany columnist. Organizational psychologist interested in morality, meaning, masculinity and the good life.

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David M. Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Area at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His research interests concern social and ethical issues in organizations. Specifically, he conducts re...

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Now that we are two weeks into the New Year and some of those resolutions are long gone, it is important to practice self-compassion. “We’re more likely to bounce back if we’re kind rather than critical of ourselves.”  https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/make_self_compassion_one_of_your_new_years_resolutions?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=ab393a6042-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-ab393a6042-51459487  https://t.co/pAq0GukRjp
Most kids love superheroes. Here’s an image from a superhero “bounce house” I took my five-year-old son to this weekend. I do not want to overestimate the impact. After all, they are SUPER heroes. But I fear these unattainable images hurt boys and girls.  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-problem-with-female-superheroes/  https://t.co/8ZjzZLIyGO
Throughout history humans have derived meaning and purpose from work—either for the work itself or for the ability to support their family. But automation will increasingly take this away for millions of people and we need to address this purpose gap.  https://hbr.org/2018/01/how-automation-will-change-work-purpose-and-meaning 
As psychologists have known for a long time, economists are re-discovering that we are sensitive to inequity—especially our relative standard to others.  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/15/the-psychology-of-inequality  https://t.co/PvAgIcvM9E
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