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D.A.R.E. to Keep Kids Off Tech
The Daily Beast: This article references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that emotional instability, introversion and materialism are significantly associated with cellphone addiction in teenagers and adults. “It’s not something we’re going to go cold turkey on,” Roberts said. “What we really have to do is carve out some rules to this game. There’s got to be times when we don’t use our smartphones, we’ve got to limit the amount of time we use on our smartphones.”
Does Religion Make Us Worse People?
The Huffington Post: Article about parents who return to return to their faith communities in hopes of instilling religious values into their children. The article references a 2012 study by Baylor researchers Marjorie Cooper, Ph.D., and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., who found that narcissistic religious students were not more ethical in their decision-making than those not involved in organized religion. Pullig is professor and chair of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Cooper is a professor of marketing in Hankamer.
For Founders Looking to Crowdfund Their Startups, Not All Investors Are Created Equal
Forbes: According to research by Matthew Wood, Ph.D., assistant professor of entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, startup business founders should be aware that not all “angel investors” are created equally. Wood, along with professors from the University of Oklahoma and Babson College, studied more than 1,000 screening decisions by venture capitalists to determine how the crowd backers of a startup influenced its later fundraises. The study found that the presence of a big name investor was a large influence on decision making.
5 Reasons to Put Down Your Phone When You're Not Alone
USA TODAY: This article references research by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business faculty James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. The research shows that romantic partners who engage with their smartphones when they should be engaging with their significant others are risking their relationships.
Why You Should ‘Cyberloaf’ at Work before Lunch
Men’s Health: This story centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Their study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, identified key characteristics of workday breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation. The findings show that mid-morning breaks are important.
The Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurship 2016
Entrepreneur: The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business is ranked fourth best in the country by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review. Thousands of entrepreneurship programs were surveyed, judged on criteria including the availability of internships and externships, the percentage of entrepreneurship students who developed an actionable plan to launch a business while at the school and the number of companies started by graduates over the last five and 10 years.
Waco is Benefitting from the Creative Energy of HGTV’s Fixer Upper’ Couple Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Dallas Morning News: Article about the impact on Waco and its “cool” factor of Baylor graduates Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication) ’01, and Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, hosts of the popular “Fixer Upper” series on HGTV. This article in the Dallas Morning News business section also mentions Baylor’s McLane Stadium as a major contributor to the economic development successes, spurring more developers to begin investing in business and property along the Brazos River.
When Smartphones Hurt
The Huffington Post: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, penned this Huffington Post column about cellphones and their negative impact on relationships. “Not that cellphones and other technologies are the only culprits in our dismal relationship record, but research suggests that in many instances they are not helping. Distractions of any sort, regardless of their cause, can undermine the formation of healthy relationships,” Roberts wrote.
Are 'Weekly Fantasy' Contests like FanDuel Games of Skill, or Gambling?
WOAI-AM: Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this online article focused on the emerging debate over fantasy football – game of skill or gambling? Grinols, an internationally recognized expert on the economics of gambling, argues that fantasy football leagues like Draft Kings and Fan Duel are examples of gambling. He contends that any comparison of fantasy football to investing in the stock market is off the mark. "In the stock market, every player can have a positive expected return," Grinols said. "None of that applies to gambling."
Here's What it Says About your Personality if you're Constantly Checking your Phone
Business Insider: This article references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that emotional instability, introversion and materialism are significantly associated with cellphone addiction.