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Immigrants are not a source of infection. It is on the subconscious level that the immune system misinterprets differences as a potential sign of infection—the consequence being that hypersensitive individuals avoid interaction with immigrants. Photo: Giannis Papanikos/Shutterstock.com
The graph shows the effects of disgust sensitivity on contact with immigrants compared to political ideology, income and education. Illustration: American Political Science Review.

2017.05.04 | Research news

The immune system may explain skepticism towards immigrants

There is a strong correlation between our fear of infection and our skepticism towards immigrants. New cross-national research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why political discussions of immigration are so heated and why integration often fails.

Professor Philipp Schröder, Department of Economics and Business Economics and Director of  The Tuborg Research Center for Globalisation and Firms, Aarhus BSS. Photo: Lars Kruse

2017.04.28 | Business and finance

Four out of 10 working hours can be automated

A new study by the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company and Aarhus BSS shows that 40 per cent of all work done in the Danish labour market can be automated using today’s technology.

[Translate to English:] Den 27.-28. april inviterer Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi, Aarhus BSS til workshop om fremtidens teknologier. Foto: AU Foto

2017.04.24 | Events

Technologies of the future on the agenda in Herning

On 27 and 28 April, the Department of Business Development and Technology is hosting a workshop on the technologies of the future. The workshop is aimed at companies in the Herning area and is held on behalf of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC)

Rasmus Jørgensen and CEO at Jyden Bur, Jens Agergaard

2017.04.07 | Education news

Student and company collaboration leads to job

Rasmus Jørgensen holds an MSc in Engineering from Aarhus BSS and has partnered with the company Jyden Bur throughout his studies. Now the company has employed him on a permanent basis, and this is no coincidence.

2017.04.03 | Awards

CON AMORE wins prestigious international award

The European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA) has announced that the Aristotle Prize 2017 goes to “The Center on Autobiographical Memory Research” (CON AMORE), a centre of excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation. Every second year, the award is presented to a psychologist or a group of psychologists who are…

Professor Erik Reimer Larsen. Photo: Julia Rolsted Stacey.

2017.03.28 | People

An international researcher returns

After many years abroad, Erik Reimer Larsen has now returned to Denmark as a professor at MGMT. On 6 April, he will hold his inaugural lecture, which is entitled “Please wait: Understanding delays, feedback and complexity in decision making” - a topic that he has dealt with throughout his entire research career.

Professor Andrea Carugati. Photo: Julia Rolsted Stacey.

2017.03.28 | People

An international team player

Andrea Carugati has just been appointed Professor at MGMT. On 6 April, he will hold his inaugural lecture at the department entitled: A systemic view of IT and organisations: From individual activities to sector wide modernisations.

It can be a cause for concern when dominant leaders emerge on the world stage. Behind the dominant leader stands a public who wants to escalate conflicts aggressively. Photo: Colourbox.com

2017.03.21 | Research news

When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

New research from Aarhus BSS shows that support for dominant politicians comes from those who favour solving the country’s problems using aggression.

Children with older mothers thrive better. Photo: Colourbox.com

2017.03.21 | Research news, Aarhus BSS

Children with older mothers thrive better

The average maternal age has increased steadily for the past many years - and that is actually not so bad. New research from Aarhus BSS shows that older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and that the children have fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.

Modelphoto: Aleksandar Kosev/Colourbox.com

2017.03.15 | Society and politics

Conservative voters prefer strong leaders

Voters’ ideological standpoints do more than determine party preferences. Ideology is also crucial in determining which qualities voters look for in political candidates. If you are conservative, you prefer a strong leader. If you are liberal, you are instead looking for candidate warmth.

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