All About Teamwork

Let's work together: On the playing field, at the office, raising children, lifting a couch. 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

When We Are I, And I Am We

By Eyal Winter on March 06, 2015 in Feeling Smart
Teamwork, Solidarity, Bonus, Peers

Feeling No Pain in America

Emotions are meant to be felt and expressed, not viewed as signs of disease.

Cracking the Code

By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 06, 2015 in Talking Apes
When people talk, they often say one thing but mean something else, and somehow you’re expected to figure it out.

The Strengths Revolution Transforming Our Workplaces

A decade ago only 2 out of every 10 people reported they had the opportunity to what they do best each day at work, new data shows this number has risen by 50%. What's changing in our workplaces and what benefits are employees, managers and organizations seeing as result?

Valerian for Sleep and Weaning Off Anxiety Medications

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on March 05, 2015 in Inner Source
Which herb may be the best for sleep, and also help avoid withdrawal from anti-anxiety drugs?

Abundance, Inequality, Needs, and Privilege

I am immensely curious to understand the obstacles to having gift economy experiences be the norm rather than the exception. In this post, I am writing about one piece of this huge puzzle that fell into place for me: why the idea of “deserving” might have come into existence, and how it’s related to the difficulties in establishing gifting and collaboration.

Do Our Physical Actions Influence Our Opinions?

By Geoff Haddock Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Attitude Check
Can holding a pen in your mouth lead you to see cartoons as more or less funny?

Feeling Paranoid?

Paranoid fears are common and have a variety of causes but new research shows specific issue cognitive behaviour therapy can bring significant benefits

42 Signs that You are a Narcissist

Discover your degree of self-centeredness with these 42 signs indicating narcissism.

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

By Nanette Fondas on March 05, 2015 in
Presence versus productivity may well be the defining challenge of the 21st century workplace.

How Playing Baseball in Prison Can Help You Face Your Fears

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The New You
Not many people like to socialize with some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. Even fewer challenge them to a competition.

Sleep and Waste Control

New research shows that brain waste products are cleared during sleep

Jodi Arias Update

The Jodi Arias jury deliberations continue.

You Just Found Your Kid’s Drug Stash - Now What?

Don’t delay in talking to your child. Take a little time to get educated about commonly abused drugs and adolescent substance use trends so you can better assess your child’s risks.

Negative Emotions, Anyone?

By Sandeep Gautam on March 04, 2015 in The Fundamental Four
In a recent post Todd claimed that intentionally creating or prolonging negative emotions/states may be healthy; I present a counterpoint.

The Logical Genealogy of Mr. Spock

By Matthew Shanahan M.Sc. on March 04, 2015 in Living It
A method of logically synthesizing parent values as a key to children's identity choices

Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up.

When a cancer-ridden Jimmy Valvano told the world, "Don't give up; don't ever give up" at his famous ESPY speech of 1993, he had a tremendously important message for all of us. When failure and rejection strike in your life, don't retreat; Jim Valvano never did. Instead, look failure and rejection in the eye, and use these experiences to energize your future successes.

Swinging for the Fences

By APA Division 15 on March 04, 2015 in PsychEd
Education intervention researchers dream of swinging for the fences, which for them means making a difference in the lives of teachers and their students. Despite the complex challenges, intervention researchers engage in these worthy endeavors with the goals, hopes, and aspirations of improving the very nature of classroom instruction and learning.

4 Secrets to Negotiate with Difficult People

By Aldo Civico Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in Turning Point
Are you dealing with a grumpy teenager, or an impossible boss? Here are 4 secrets suggested by successful mediators to deal with difficult people and situations.

A Reflection on Extreme Prejudice and Violence

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in The Pursuit of Peace
It is painful to passively accept the extreme prejudice and violence being reported across the world. Reflecting on these incidents can help to raise awareness of similar tendencies around and within all of us. What can we do locally and in ourselves to counter prejudice and violence, and promote more peaceful and effective relations, particularly across different groups?

The First Myth About Positive Emotions

By Todd B Kashdan Ph.D. on March 03, 2015 in Curious?
Learn about one of the big myths about positive emotions. Don't make the same mistakes that the majority of authors, journalists, and scientists are making.

To Be Creative, What Are the Best Habits to Follow?

By Gretchen Rubin on March 03, 2015 in The Happiness Project
When we shape our habits to suit our own nature, our own interests, and our own values, we set ourselves up for success.

20 Expert Tactics for Dealing with Difficult People

You can't reason with an unreasonable person, but verbal de-escalation techniques can help. Learn how professionals handle the most difficult of situations.

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Lack of Orgasms

Most women who haven’t had their first orgasm are incredibly hard on themselves. They feel ashamed, embarrassed, defeated, anxious, unwomanly, self-conscious, and alone. Learn how you can transform your relationship with orgasm.

The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in Innovation You
It may be true that a checklist will help you reach an opportunity more efficiently.

Why Do So Many Middle Aged Men Feel Lost?

Is the future of men "neutered uselessness"?

Forgiveness and Your Health

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in Media Spotlight
A new study shows that forgiveness can be a strong predictor of different measures of cardiovascular health for both husbands and wives. Even when marital satisfaction was taken into account, people scoring high on forgiveness measures had lower heart rates, blood pressure, and better cardiovascular efficiency than subjects with continued to hold grudges.

Adolescent Self-Management for a Successful Independence

A major goal of parenting high school age adolescents is helping them develop basic skills of self-management that will support more independence soon to come.

Time to Rethink How Children Play

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in Singletons
How could the International Toy Fair, a wonderland of 1,000+ manufacturers displaying their products for 2015, possibly make a person sad?

The Top 9 Reasons I Hate Anxiety

Here are the top 9 reasons I hate anxiety--and you should too!