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HSE in the Media

Science Daily

June 7, 2017

Altruism is changing Western society

Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this in turn helps to create generations of people with altruistic mindsets. Christian Welzel, Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE and Leuphana University of Lüneburg), teamed up with researchers from the University of Lausanne to conduct a study showing the connection between emancipative values and prosocial behaviour. 

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New York Post

June 7, 2017

Teens who lie are more likely to have a drinking problem

The fibbers also were at higher risk of future alcoholism than their honest counterparts, the researchers at New York University and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia found.

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University World News

June 2, 2017

First ‘Monument to an Anonymous Peer Reviewer’

A Monument to an Anonymous Peer Reviewer – believed to be the world’s first – has been unveiled at top Russian institution the National Research University Higher School of Economics or HSE in Moscow.

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Nature

May 26, 2017

Monument to peer review unveiled in Moscow

On 26 May, a good-humoured crowd of more than 100 people — including students, researchers and Russia’s deputy minister of education and science — gathered outside Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) to witness the unveiling of what is probably the world's first monument to peer review.

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The Guardian

May 29, 2017

Monument celebrates an unlikely hero: the anonymous peer reviewer

HSE University unveils 1.5 tonne die stamped with phrases including “Major Changes” and “Reject” to highlight importance to research of peer review

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News Medical

May 17, 2017

HSE researchers uncover new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance

A new study by HSE researchers has uncovered a new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance - a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values, or experiences difficulties in making decisions.

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Phys.org

April 21, 2017

What else can fingers tell us?

According to HSE researchers, men with a high 2D:4D ratio (i.e. those whose index finger is longer than their ring finger) tend to be better educated. These findings have been published in Personality and Individual Differences.

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Phys.org

April 5, 2017

Researchers offer novel method for calculating the benefits of renewable energy

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have developed a novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources. This method can assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and solar PV energy, as well as their capacity to replace existing energy generation assets. Furthermore, it can forecast fossil fuel savings and facilitate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Their research has been published in journal Energy: "Wind and Solar PV Technical Potentials: Measurement Methodology and Assessments for Russia."

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