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

Collaboration in Psychological Science, Part II

When it comes to collaboration, there are now some clear (or at least tentative) guidelines for students, faculty, and institutions of higher learning.

Collaboration in Psychological Science, Part I

Over the past four or five decades, major changes have taken place in the ways that psychologists do research.

Myths and Truths About Successful CEOs

By Ray Williams on September 19, 2017 in Wired for Success
Myths about what constitutes successful CEOs in America persist—reinforced by the media, corporate boards and some business experts.

Being Biased Impairs Brain Processing and Disrupts Learning

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 12, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Group bias can impair your brain's learning function. Here's why your workplace should know this.

Managing Sexual Harassment and Violence On Campus

Understanding Title IX and Clery is a professional imperative. Learn the procedures to correctly handle sexual assault and violent behavior on campus.

Breaking Down Relationship Roadblocks to Live a Happier Life

Learning to thrive in a relationship can be challenging but we must go back to the basics of human compassion and selflessness.

Assessing Trust

By Judith E. Glaser on September 07, 2017 in Conversational Intelligence
Few managers and leaders understand how vital and intelligent quality conversations and interviews are to the health and productivity of a company’s culture.
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Hanging Together

By Erik M. Gregory Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in The Secular Shepherd
The use of collective power for those in need

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 5

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 01, 2017 in In One Lifespan
There are five disciplines that need to be mastered.
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Could The Beatles Have Stayed Together With Mediation?

New thoughts about The Beatles and their breakup.

I Still Don't Feel Loved/Connected/Cared About!

One of the biggest issues to plague couples I see in my practice is the tension between what is happening and what is wanted. How do we turn this into an opportunity for intimacy?

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 4

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on August 29, 2017 in In One Lifespan
We need to broaden the scope of our thinking in relation to human intelligence.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 3

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on August 27, 2017 in In One Lifespan
Embracing collective intelligence means embracing a new adventure along a new and uncertain path.

Making Your Best Ideas Better

We need feedback from others to make good work great, but others' opinions can be as harmful as they are helpful. How do we benefit from good feedback without being swamped by bad?

Debunking 10 Common Concussion Myths

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on August 24, 2017 in Brain Trauma
You may be aware of concussions, but is your understanding based on fact or fiction?

The Ethics of Engineering

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in Team Spirit
Life is full of ethical dilemmas. We asked project teams of civil engineering students to respond to some of them while designing a toll highway.

The 10 Things I Learned From David Bowie

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in In Excess
It has been alleged that David Bowie had many addictions during his career (cocaine, sex). Despite such alleged behavior, David Bowie taught me lots of things. Here are 10 of them.

When Your Boss Is a Bully or Worse: What Can You Do?

By Peg Streep on August 18, 2017 in Tech Support
Our working lives take up a lot of time and, sometimes, emotional space. What to do when your work is wrecking your state of mind?

A Simple Tool for Greater Relationship Satisfaction

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 18, 2017 in ExperiMentations
In today's hectic, sometimes lonely, day and age, proven tools to increase passion and relationship satisfaction are a sought-after commodity. Research is illuminating and useful.

What Leads to Cooperation and Competition?

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in The Five Percent
What leads to cooperation or competition in the first place? Exploring 10 big ideas on peace and justice from Morton Deutsch.

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.

Four Reasons Women Cheat on Their Partners

Faithfulness to one’s partner is the bedrock of most committed relationships. A recent study shows how women justify the cognitive dissonance caused by having an affair.

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.