4 Dirty Psychological “Tricks” Used By Bad Leaders

Leaders, whether they realize it or not, often use psychology to influence and control. Here are 4 psychological tactics and tricks that are often used by leaders, both good and bad.

8 Ways to Tell If Your Boss Is a Bully

Workplace bullying has reached epidemic proportions. A 2014 poll by the Workplace Bullying Institute showed that 27% of workers are currently, or have been, the target of bullies at work. What if the bully is your boss? Here's how to know.

How Do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers Differ?

Researchers and the media, are seemingly obsessed with pointing out how Millennials are different than any other generation. There are guidebooks and articles that tell you how to deal and work with Millennials, but are they really different?

Top 10 Lessons From Donald Trump's Body Language

Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, is certainly a unique individual, with his own personal style (love it or hate it). Here is an analysis of the nonverbal cues that Trump commonly uses, and the possible effects they may have on others.

Which Area of Psychology Are You Best Suited For?

Here are descriptions of some of the specialty areas within Psychology, along with some questions to help you decide which career might suit you best.

Leadership Lessons From the Navy Seals

Leadership is a key component of any organization. For the U.S. Navy Sea, Air, and Land teams (SEALs) leadership defines their culture. Leadership is a code by which all SEALs must live.

10 Mistakes to Avoid in a Job Interview

Research, and the opinions and observations of professional recruiters were used to compile this list of 10 major mistakes that are commonly made in hiring interviews.

5 Signs Your Spouse is a Bully

Many bullies are acquaintances from school or the workplace, or complete strangers who get off on bullying others, but bullying behavior can also occur in close relationships.

4 Most Common Ways to Derail a Career

There are a variety of factors that can derail our careers, cause us to lose jobs or promotions, and lead to unending stress. Here are the most common career derailers.

7 Tips For Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed

Starting the day on a positive note can lighten up your whole day and help you to perform demonstrably better. Here are easy techniques to start your day off right.

10 Ways to Test Your Job’s Stress Quotient

All jobs can be stressful at times – deadlines, conflict with a colleague, a heavy workload. But how can you tell if your job is TOO stressful? Here is a way to calculate your job stress.

4 Reasons Best Friends Stick Together (or Come Apart)

As most of us look back over our lives, best friends have entered our lives, but they’ve also exited them. What factors determine if your best friend today will be your best friend forever?

4 Ways You Can Think (and Act) Like a Superhero

What are the factors that cause and enable people to help others? How can we ourselves think and act like superheroes?

12 Signs That Your Partner Lacks Emotional Intelligence

Emotionally intelligent/competent people (high-EQ) make better relationship partners. Here are some signs that someone lacks emotional intelligence.

How Can U.S. Workers Be Both Burned Out and Satisfied?

A recent survey of U.S. workers by Staples Advantage found some puzzling results: 53 percent of employees report feeling burned out at their jobs, yet 86 percent of those workers say that they are satisfied. How can this be?

10 Odd Emotions You May Have Experienced

Have you ever felt that you were out of place? Or,a sense of sadness that you will never know what will happen to your great-great-grandchildren? How many of these strange feelings have you have experienced?

How To Build Great Work Teams

How can we ensure that we build good teams, with capable, qualified workers, who are rewarding to work with?

How To Read People’s Minds: Everyday Mind Reading

Although there is no sound evidence for ESP, there is evidence that we can develop our perceptual skills and become better at reading other people’s feelings and thoughts. Here’s how to become an everyday mindreader.

3 Reasons We Tell Strangers More Than We Should

Have you ever told intimate details of your life to a stranger on a plane? Does your hair stylist know your whole life story? Why do we disclose so much personal information to complete strangers? Here are 3 surprising psychological reasons.

Why Children Might Benefit From a “Combination” Classroom

Many parents are concerned when their child is placed in a combined class (i.e., first and second graders or third and fourth graders together). Here are 9 advantages of “combo” classes

What Is Your Employee Quotient? Take The Test

It is important to know the qualities and characteristics that make the very best employees. Exemplary employees go well beyond their job descriptions and give extra effort. Are you one of them?

5 Warning Signs of Mental Health Risk

The American Psychological Association, with help from First Lady Michelle Obama, has launched a campaign to encourage troubled Americans to seek care for mental health problems. What are the warning signs?

4 Reasons You Can Misread Your Partner's Body Language

You would think that with familiarity, our ability to accurately read someone’s body language would improve, but it often doesn’t. Here are some reasons why you might not be able to read a loved one’s nonverbal cues.

Is Birth Order a Myth?

Most people believe that birth order shapes our personalities and has impact on the careers we choose, and the ways we behave. Is this real, or merely an illusion? What do we really know about birth order effects?

The 4 Styles of Humor

What do you find funny, and what sort of humor appeals to you? Research has focused on different humor styles, and distinguishes four types.

8 Ways a Teacher Is Like a Leader

When most people think of a leader, archetypes often include the president of a country, the boss of a company, or a general in the military. But can a teacher be equated to a leader?

4 Ways to Boost Your Charisma

Most people think that charisma is a mysterious quality that people are born with. However, there has been a century of research on charisma, and nearly a half-century focusing specifically on what makes a person charismatic. As a result of this work, we can measure and enhance charisma.

5 Epic April Fool’s Pranks and the Psychology Behind Them

There are psychological reasons why we fall for April Fool's pranks, and these 5 are among the best.

The 4 Pillars of Great Leadership

Over 100 years of research on leadership has clearly determined the keys to leader success. There are four key factors that make a leader effective, and here they are.

5 of the Oddest-Ever Psychology Experiments

Over the years, psychologists have come up with some ingenious experiments in an effort to study human behavior. Here are some of the oddest psychological studies ever conducted.