Making the Most Out of Your Career

We spend many of our waking hours at work, so we better love what we do. Herein, how can you work more joyfully, not to mention more intelligently and quickly? Finding your creative flow and sparking innovative juices are important, as is pulling together in team spirit. Of course, for some individuals–those who suffer from conditions like acute stress disorder–careers are affected by issues beyond normal behavior. 

Recent posts on Career

Coping With the Daily Barrage of Upsetting News

"Vicarious trauma" from watching too much news may cause changes in thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and inability to stop thinking about the events.

How LinkedIn Profiles Reveal User Personality

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Business profiles are meant for professional networking, yet research indicates we leak our true personalities through sites meant to showcase our professional identity.

Five Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose

Look no further: It's time to discover your life purpose.

If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed, What’s Next?

How do you move forward after you’ve been sexually harassed?

Origins of Passionate Interests: A Survey of Readers

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
I'm asking here for your story about the development of a passionate interest. It might be a story about your own interest, that of your child, or that of anyone you know well.
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A Part of the Brain You Don't Appreciate Enough

By Jon Horvitz Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Purple Brain
Without the basal ganglia, your conscious mind would be overworked and overwhelmed.

Santa Must Be a Woman

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Nurturing Resilience
If we look at the science of gift-giving and expectations for who does what over the holidays, then Santa has to be a woman. Men just aren't up for the task.

Potent, Under-the-Radar Volunteer Opportunities

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 09, 2017 in How To Do Life
How to choose the right volunteer opportunity and convert it into a paying job.

Shadow Careers: Stuck, or Smart?

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on December 08, 2017 in Career Transitions
It’s easy to assume all individuals who are not actively pursuing their artistic visions or passions are living shadow careers. And that’s just not true.

Trauma Psychotherapy, Pilates, EMDR and Sensorimotor Work

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on December 08, 2017 in The New Normal
Chronic pain, fibromyalgia symptoms, and other physical manifestations can reflect unresolved psychological trauma residuals. But maybe Pilates can help?

Johns Hopkins Brain Maps Show Why It Can Be So Hard to Stop

By Christopher Bergland on December 07, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University have identified why it's so hard to "Stop!" once your brain has given your body the green light to "go."

Couples Therapy: Does It Really Work?

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in In It Together
Are you wondering if couples counseling will work for you and your partner?

Why Empathy Is the Golden Rule of Couples Communication

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in Evolution of the Self
It's only logical that to get your partner to hear you the way you want, you first need to emotionally connect with them. Yet that’s almost never what happens.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Madelon Sprengnether on December 06, 2017 in Minding Memory
Many good men I know find it hard to believe that sexual harassment is as prevalent as it appears to be. Why are they so incredulous?
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Why Corporate Offices Should Take Cues From College Campuses

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Spotting Opportunity
Tired of the Cube Farm? How college campus design can influence smarter offices.

Considering a Career in Mental Health Counseling?

Explore the opportunities of the helping relationship. See if a career in mental health is right for you.

Are You Working Together?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Minor differences in parenting style are okay. But children get confused when there are major differences. Here are five ways to work effectively and get the best possible results.

The Dangers of Ghosting

By Anna Akbari Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Startup Your Life
Put an end to ghosting in your professional and personal life.

When Cops Need Help, Why Does It Take Them So Long to Get It

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Cop Doc
When cops need help, Why does it take them so long to get it? Five mistaken beliefs that get in the way and a few ideas to change them.

The Key to Becoming the Most Wonderful Version of Yourself

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Feeling It
We all strive to be successful, or "good at" our work, parenting, athletic or whatever your favorite hobby is. But one thing we don't think about is how to be wonderful.

Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in The Social Thinker
Why is it that writers often can’t tell us where their story ideas truly come from? The answer has to do with the fact that the human mind is a dual-process system.

What You Can Learn From Those Dreadful Public Apologies

Have you noticed that the public apologies making headlines these days are empty, vague, minimizing, obfuscating, and self-serving?

Why Men Harass Women and the Impact on the Victims

Dominance, not desire, is on the mind of men who sexually harass. They feel entitled to objectify, and the media needs to give equal time to the victims.

How to Deal With Colleagues Who Deny Reality

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on December 02, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Our typical way of dealing with professional colleagues who deny reality is dead wrong. Learn a better method.

Managing Three Work Groups

Three groups to manage in your organization — fika, work groups, and teams.

#MeToo? Has It Happened to You?

Do you think you might be part of the #MeToo movement?
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Lessons in Leadership

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in The Leader's Code
Lessons in leadership. Great leaders set the tone.

LinkedIn: How to Spot Predators Posing as Professionals

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 01, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Online business networking sites provide an aura of authenticity. Exploiting the legitimacy of platforms like LinkedIn, predators often masquerade as professionals.

Why Profiling Serial Killers Can’t Work

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on November 30, 2017 in Feeling Our Way
All you know about a man is that he loves poetry and crossword puzzles. Is he more likely to be an English professor at Harvard or a truck driver?

Do Less, Lead Better (Really!)

By Sara Canaday on November 29, 2017 in You (According to Them)
As a leader, you might constantly push yourself to do more to keep up with ever-changing work environments. But the most powerful approach to leadership today isn't about doing.