All About Teamwork

Let's work together: On the playing field, at the office, raising children. Humans are social animals, and civilization is the result of pooled effort. So it pays to figure out what got us here, and how we can continue to join forces going forward.

Recent posts on Teamwork

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5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in Singletons
Tweaking how you respond to tantrums or aggression, whining or back talk can put an end to power struggles and create loving, lasting bonds with your children.

What Opera Legend Andre Bocelli Taught Me About Peace

What did world renowned opera singer Andre Bocelli teach me about inner peace?
J. Brasse

K-9s and Cops: A Softer Side

Law enforcement agencies that attend to the nuances of human-dog psychology will get best results and higher satisfaction from their K-9 units.

Mental Health Initiatives for Athletes Still Lacking

Sports psychology often targets improved performance, not mental health

Hate Your Boss? Hate Your Job? You Are Not Alone

There are many aspects of job negativity that could be affecting you. Try and see if one or more of these six ideas could help you in some way.

How to Develop Leadership Using the Enneagram

The Enneagram can help you become a successful leader by teaching you to perceive your strengths, feel more confident using them, and identify those skills you could improve.

Teams and Health in Space

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on May 16, 2016 in Team Spirit
Can six astronauts share a tiny apartment for 5 years without driving each other crazy? NASA and the emerging private space industry are searching for answers.
R. Franscell

Death Sleuthing 101

Famed medical examiner advocate of science offers biographical/medical book about significant cases in which he has participated.

Helping Children Cope With Divorce

Children who handle divorce best are the ones whose parents honor their children’s needs above their own.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 6

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 12, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Different collective intelligence methods and different norms of behaviour will be needed to maximize successful workings for a team, depending on the task at hand.

Fertility and Fairness

How the menstrual cycle influences women's sharing behaviour, and why your hormones (and the hormones of other women) have an impact on what you feel is fair.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 5

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 09, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Teams have the potential to develop a more comprehensive understanding of a problem than an individual working alone. However, this depends on the methodology they use.

Why Is There No “Linsanity” Over LA Lakers' Jordan Clarkson?

In 2012, people went "Linsane" over Jeremy Lin. Today, another Asian American NBA player--Jordan Clarkson--is playing even better, but yet there's no "Linsanity" about him. Why?

When Your Boss Is Wrong

We've all experienced it at one time or another: a boss who makes poor decisions that continue to baffle you. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate the problem.

Nature's Perfect Partners: A PBS Film on Animal Cooperation

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 07, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Watch fascinating footage of animals of the same and different species working together to achieve win-win outcomes for all.

Freedom vs. Security in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

Erich Fromm believed people too readily escape from freedom to feel safe, and yet fans of Captain America: Civil War say they'd choose freedom first. Would they really? Would you?

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 4

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 05, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Societal problems cannot be solved in the same sense as arithmetic problems are solved.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 3

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 04, 2016 in In One Lifespan
If we wish to build an applied social science grounded in the principles and practice of collective intelligence, then we need to understand team communication.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 2

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in In One Lifespan
The ideal of freedom as non-domination implies that citizens are granted a status that guards them against private power or dominium and public power or imperium.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 1

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Indeed, if Spinoza was right, we may need to understand teams in order to be free.

Mobile Devices and Corporate Culture

How mobile devices alter our thinking and corporate culture

Corner Flags, Constraints, and Creativity

Sometimes what we see as blocking our way can be just what we need to creatively guide us forward

Want People to Behave Better? Give Them More Privacy

By David Berreby on April 30, 2016 in The Outsourced Mind
Think people are at their best when they know they're being watched? It's not so.

Lessons for All of Us from a Sports Psychologist

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
A The Eminents interview with John F. Murray.

What Makes for a "Happy School?"

It's a simple idea, really. Children learn when they're happy. And they're happy when they have control over what and how they learn. Meet Sugata Mitra, who makes it happen.


A core tenet that underlies evolutionary science is the fact that an inordinate number possibilities exist when it comes to just about anything. This fact can be an inspiration.

When People Feel Connected They Work Harder

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 in Brain Wise
When people feel they are part of a team they work harder. Here's why.

Multiple Intelligence, Higher Education Reform, and Ethics

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
An interview with Howard Gardner about the theory of multiple intelligences.

Sensitivity Training

By Donna Flagg on April 18, 2016 in Office Diaries
There are questions about its effectiveness, and rightfully so.