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

The Best and Worst Careers for Empaths

Learn some of the best and worst careers for Empaths

Neuromanagement. Really?

By Paul J. Zak on March 29, 2017 in Neuromanagement
Here's why you should keep reading

Effective Communication During Relationship Conflict

By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Talking Apes
No communication style works in all cases. Instead, we need to tailor our approach to the specifics of the situation.

Rebuilding the Brain From Concussions

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on March 24, 2017 in Brain Trauma
Don't settle for "take two and call me in the morning." The brain responds well when we treat it well. Here's how to get those neurons firing on all cylinders.

Stop Playing The Blame Game

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 24, 2017 in ExperiMentations
We tend to blame easily, at our peril. Blaming can take the place of thinking, and lead to vicious cycles. Understanding how blame works can help us make better choices.
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Cracked Eggs Create a Crack Team

Stories shape us. Exploring the stories from your life offers undreamed insights, because when stories lie together, they grow a tangle of roots.

Evidence-based Basketball: Research on the NCAA Tournament

More than $10 billion is at stake this month as Americans bet on the March Madness basketball tournament.

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success Tips to create an inspired, productive workplace

Why We Accidentally Prevent People From Changing

By Nick Tasler on March 22, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
New research reveals a hidden bias that prevents our kids, our co-workers, and our spouses from making the changes we hope to see.
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Drawing the Devil

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Forensic artists face a digitized future, but a former detective offers facial composition software that replicates his successful drawing methods.

Why Do Some Men Get Premature Championship Tattoos?

By Kevin Bennett on March 22, 2017 in Modern Minds
Why do some men get premature championship tattoos? Here are four reasons why you might go for some skin art that predicts a successful season for your favorite team.

Can a Country Lacking Empathy Toward Others Be Great?

Caring for others and a commitment to fairness are essential to a healthy, civil, and just society.

A Blended Approach to Health

The Resilience Regiment speaks to Sierra Tucson

Well-being in Iceland has Flaws, Too

Although this country has thriving citizens in an awe-inspiring environment, it's not problem-free. That makes it more normal. Plea to tourists: "Look at the road, not the sky!"
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Walking Meetings? Proceed With Caution

By Thomas Ward Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Creativity for You
The benefits of walking meetings have been widely discussed. But they're not always the right choice. Find out why.

Can Young Children Tell Real Smiles From Fake Smiles?

Recent research suggests that young children can distinguish real from fake smiles. Real smiles indicate honesty and cooperation.

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

By David Rock on March 09, 2017 in Your Brain at Work
Striving to increasing workplace diversity is not an empty slogan. It's a good business decision.

The Lube Effect: Dogs Foster Cooperation and Trust in Humans

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new study shows dogs serve as social lubricants to help people get along better. When a dog is present, humans are friendlier, more trusting, more active, and more enthusiastic.

Developing Leaders at West Point

By Michael D. Matthews Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in Head Strong
Developing into a leader requires knowledge, reflection, and practice. West Point's core leadership course provides a model for other organizations to foster leader development.

What Happened to Risk-Taking in Science?

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in Curious?
Great strides have been made in psychology. No longer is it acceptable to run an experiment with 30 college students. But here we take a closer look at the questions being asked...

Can I Trust Him? The Psychology and Philosophy of Trust

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 07, 2017 in Hide and Seek
What is trust, when does it pertain, and can it ever be absolute?

Can We Overcome Our Tribalistic Nature?

Why can't Americans just get along? A few psychological principles explain a lot.
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Dealing With a Difficult Boss

Take charge of your situation and develop successful skills on mastering working for a difficult boss that may help you reach the next level within the organization.

Team Player: Professor Shiller and Finance as Panacea

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on March 06, 2017 in Adaptive Behavior
Is modern finance a kind of engineering? Does it really power the economy? How big should the finance industry be?

Are You the "In-Group" or the "Out-Group"?

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on March 05, 2017 in The I-M Approach
Banning immigration and growing the military may be tapping into an ancient part of our brain more than we realize. Putting up a wall that separates us is easier than we think.
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Wounded by Sarcasm

By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 05, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Sarcasm is often mean words in disguise.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing the Relationship

When two people recognize their relationship as a separate entity worthy of being tended and nourished, they open doors to countless ways of showing love.

What Ever Happened to Basic Human Decency?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on February 28, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Integrity and hard work used to be considered the highest character traits. Nowadays, more often than not, people seem to only be looking for short-cuts.

How Working for a Toxic Boss Can Make You Toxic

By Ray Williams on February 28, 2017 in Wired for Success
Toxic leaders' influence can become viral in the workplace.

The Military and Management Incompetence

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in A Sideways View
Forty years ago Norman Dixon wrote The Psychology of Military Incompetence. It is the story of loss battles and poor generalship. It has important lessons for us today