Study: Financial traders are more reckless than psychopaths

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UBS trader Kweku Adoboli allegedly made unauthorized trades that cost the Swiss investment bank billions.

Financial traders are more uncooperative than psychopaths, and also that they have a greater tendency for lying and risk-taking, according to a new study from a Swiss University.  The new research about financial traders and their personalities may shed some light on the behavior of Kweku Adoboli, the so-called “rogue” UBS trader who allegedly lost the bank $2.3 billion through unauthorized trading.

 

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If The Internet Always Told the Truth

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The 2009 Ricky Gervais movie The Invention of Lying imagined a world in which everyone always told the truth and lying (for good or ill) had never existed. Jon Wolf of College Humor has created a series of graphics illustrating an Internet in which everyone always told the truth, including the hot girl on Facebook who you’ve never seen before, but wants to be your friend.

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Children Influenced By Negative Family Members and By Positive Non-Family Members

 Children Infuenced By Negative Family Members and By Positive Non-Family Members

 

While children look up to and aspire to be like a positive family member or peer, they are more likely to imitate traits of other role models — including negative role models, which can lead to behavioral problems, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

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Infrared Lie Detector Test

Infrared Lie Detector Test 

 

In a world of where truthfulness is at a premium , a game of cops and robbers unfolds and plays itself out in different dimensions and to different degrees. I don’t mean to be cryptic but it’s just that we have to accept the fact that people lie, and it is an effort to find the truth in someone’s deceit. The Infrared lie detector is one such innovation that will, hopefully, end this cyclic game that has been in constant motion ever since the dawn of civilization. Since polygraphic tests are as reliable, scientists have devised a new way to bring culprits to book, using recent developments in neuroscience.

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