Creating authentic connections in virtual teams

Working with Matriarca, an Argentinian sustainable goods distributor, scientists from the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative leveraged an exercise known as ‘Fast Friends’ to improve online collaboration within the organization.

From Knowledge at Wharton

In the News

A bold new federal experiment in giving renters cash

Sara Jaffee of the School of Arts & Sciences is evaluating findings from Philadelphia’s cash rental-assistance program.


USA Today

Who says money can’t buy happiness? Here’s how much it costs (really) in different cities

Matthew Killingsworth of the Wharton School says that many people, including scientists, are curious about money’s relationship to happiness.


The New York Times

Can’t sleep? Try this proven alternative to medication

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine says that as many as 80% of the people who try cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia see improvements in their sleep, with most patients finding relief within four to eight sessions even if they’ve had insomnia for decades.


The New York Times

The worst people run for office. It’s time for a better way

In an Op-Ed, Adam Grant of the Wharton School argues for a lottery to randomly select political leaders from everyday citizens, rather than a voting system that encourages candidates with exploitative personality traits.



How to find a morning routine that works for you

Katy Milkman of the Wharton School advises prioritizing one new goal at a time and building out a plan for achieving that goal when it comes to routines.


France 24

The race to link our brains to computers is heating up

PIK Professor Michael Platt says that the brain’s immune system will generally attack foreign additions like implants.