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Professor Alex Haslam

3 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Uncovering the ‘Glass Cliff’

Research at the University of Exeter has uncovered a previously unknown phenomenon, in which women are more likely to be appointed to risky and precarious leadership positions in times of crisis. The ‘glass cliff’ is the phrase used to describe this situation. It follows previous research has described the barriers women face…

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12 December 2014

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Improving our understanding of group dynamics, power and tyranny

The BBC Prison Study, one of the largest field studies in social psychology of the last 30 years, was carried out to re-examine conclusions from one of the best-known social psychological experiments of all time (the Stanford Prison Experiment, or SPE) and the understanding of group dynamics that it promoted. The new…

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