President Barack Obama’s iconic campaign poster summarized his platform in a single word: Change. He is likely to deliver on that promise, suggests a new psychology study. “Old leaders find it difficult to change because doing so implies that they were wrong in the past,” explains Dominic Abrams, a professor of social psychology at the University of Kent and the study’s lead author. “But when you have a new leader, you just have to say that the new leader is taking a new direction.”
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