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Date:
August 3, 2021
Time:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Streaming online through NASA Langley
Address:
https://colloqsigma.larc.nasa.gov/
Hampton, VA
Cost:
Free
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Sigma Series -- Problem Solving: Why We Only Consider Adding Instead of Subtracting

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Do people systematically overlook opportunities to improve objects, ideas, and situations by subtracting from them? Dr. Gabriele Adams and her research team found that subtractive improvements are not as common as additive improvements in the changes that people pursue, and subtractive improvements are often overlooked entirely in the ideas that people generate. Adams is an assistant professor at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. A social psychologist by training, she conducts research on interpersonal dynamics, ethics, and conflict resolution.