Daniel Sgroi

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    Individuals tend to see themselves as more ‘average’ than is the case

Individuals tend to see themselves as more ‘average’ than is the case

A subtle form of self-deception leads us to believe that others are like us in many respects even when they are not. Experimental research by Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi finds that ‘self-centred’ perceptions are ubiquitous, in the sense that an individual’s beliefs about the rest of the population depend on his or her own position in that distribution.

How do you compare […]

Whistling while you work: Happiness is good for productivity

Through a series of experiments, Daniel Sgroi and colleagues examine the relationship between happiness and productivity. They find that a shock to wellbeing, whether short-run and minor or long-run and significant, definitely has effects and these effects are positive and pronounced. While there may be other routes, the effect of a wellbeing shock on focus and worrying is one feasible story […]