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 a 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

Cause and Cure of Eating Disorders?

How the language of Eating Disorders has changed. Understanding causation and recovery has shifted. Options and Opportunities for greater understanding

No, Team, No!

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in Introvert Power
He's young, healthy, and not into sports? How to stop seeing this as a problem.

Hey Prof, The Xbox Goes Over There!

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Social Lights
What might surprise you during move in weekend

Dwelling in the Conflict

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on August 07, 2017 in Innovation You
Behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic love songs is a series of prolonged, tense, irreconcilable conflicts.

Playing on Team Relationship

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 07, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
Moving forward through life with your teammate by your side seems ideal to me. Some couples may want more space, but I enjoy doing most everything with the one I love.
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How to Put Your Personal Recovery Plan into Action

All talk and no action? Here are 7 tips to help you get off the starting blocks.

‘Atta-Boy’: Perfecting the Art of Praise

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on July 28, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
Meaningful feedback takes practice to provide—and occasionally even requires a bit of social risk.

Getting Change to Stick!

Are you have trouble sticking to new behaviors? Read this post for some tips.

Management Insights From The Former CEO of a $1B Company

By Peter Bregman on July 24, 2017 in How We Work
Learn how Don rebuilt FEI's leadership team to put the company first, and how to rollout strategy changes that hold people accountable.

What’s the Deal with “Furries?”

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in Animals and Us
An international team of social scientists has been studying the psychology of "furries" for a decade. What they have found is fascinating.

Who's the Baby?

By Nick Luxmoore on July 21, 2017 in Young People Up Close
We avoid having to acknowledge our own baby tendencies when someone else unwittingly expresses them for us.

What's So Bad About Bribing Your Child?

Cooperation is too complicated to be shaped by a simple habit, since it's driven by emotions and how connected your child feels to you at the moment.

Overqualified and Burned Out? You Are Not Alone!

Can being overqualified in your job cause burnout and kill team morale? New research on a trending topic
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How to Develop a Successful Personal Recovery Plan

Taking action without planning is a sure recipe for disappointment.

As a Lover, Are You a Giver or a Taker?

Giving back and receiving are fundamental components to human interactions. New research shows when you’re likely to give back, and who’s like to give back to you.

Three Foolish Workplace Practices

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
Open workspaces, under-use of simulations in hiring, and excessive group input.

The Ins and Outs of Ageism

Younger workers can face age discrimination, too.

The Cognitive Audit

Ten cognitive requirements designed to help instructors inject cognitive skills into their training programs.

10 Reasons Why Teams Need Emotional Intelligence

Why your team needs better EI for better productivity and alignment.

How to Make a Positive Difference at Work

How to Make a Positive Difference at Work Put on your listening ears.

What Happens When Women Ask for Sex?

By Donna Barstow on June 30, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Upending the traditional roles of who wants sex more...will satisfy everyone.

How We Can Become Better People Through Teamwork with Dogs

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book stresses the importance of humans and dogs growing together as a team and benefits for both.
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Graduate Student's Revenge (Corrections in Red)

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
On the inherently exasperating nature of relationships between graduate students and their advisors, and the even more exasperating nature of scientific publishing in psychology.

Differences Between Self-Directed and Progressive Education

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Self-Directed Education and progressive education both emphasize the education of the whole, unique person, but they differ greatly in how that education is best achieved.

David and Goliath: When Sports Inspire National Pride

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
When a small country beats a massive country in sport, we can all take inspiration from that.

What Are We Missing in Today’s Conflicts?

The missing link in too many current conflicts--and what you can do about it.

How to Stop Being Such a Micromanager (Yes, You!)

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Adaptation
Unleash the true potential of your team.

Decoding the Complex Brain Mechanics of Altruism and Empathy

A new study by a team of neuroscientists from Duke and Stanford University debunks the myth that a singular brain region is responsible for making decisions that affect others.