Dr Ben Hardy
My primary research in on morale in organisations and I am taking a social psychological approach. The aim is to establish what morale is, what it is not, how it might be measured and what the antecedents and consequences are. A mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods is being used to try and achieve this.
A side interest is the interplay between anger, motivation and creativity along with the neural basis of creativity and prediction.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Qualitative semi-strucutred interview techniques
Web based surveys
Associated News Items
Hardy B, Ford L (2014), “It’s Not Me, It’s You: Miscomprehension in Surveys” Organizational Research Methods
Kandasamy N, Hardy B, Page L, Schaffner M, Graggaber J, Powlson AS, Fletcher PC, Gurnell M, Coates J (2014), “Cortisol shifts financial risk preferences.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A Details
Hardy B (2013), “The business of being a vet.” Vet Rec 172(23):602-3 Details
Hardy B (2012), “Suffering through ignorance.” Vet Rec 170(7):183-4 Details