One of the most fundamental questions in psychology is whether our behaviors and our personalities are born or made. How much is genetically determined, and how much is the product of our environment? Here is what research tells us about being great athletes, parents, leaders, and lovers.
There has been a lot of discussion about the rising costs of higher education, and whether a college degree “is worth it.” However, beyond the economics, there are other important reasons that a college degree matters, and how it can change your life.
Each year, Fortune Magazine publishes a list of the best companies to work for, but what about the worst workplaces? We know what makes a workplace great—good pay, benefits, outstanding leadership, good colleagues—but what are the signs of a really bad company? Here are some of the key warning signs of toxic work environments.
The key questions here are: Will you be happier retired or working? Will you be psychologically and physically healthier retired or working? Are you psychologically prepared to retire? Will you live longer if you retire?
Many of us turn to psychology to try to make our own lives better. However, there are a number of proven psychological strategies that will help make our partners and loved ones better. Here are five strategies, the psychology behind them, and how to use them.
What is your New Year’s resolution? Is it learning a new skill, developing healthy and rewarding relationships, or having success in your job or career? Regardless of the resolution, there are proven ways to succeed, and it is important to understand and use them.
Annual surveys of workers tell us that job satisfaction has been on a continual and gradual decline since the 1980s. Less than half of U.S. workers say they are satisfied with their jobs. What are the top reasons for unhappiness at work?
No matter how hard you try to advance in your job, there are several ways that your boss can ruin your work career – some are obvious, some not so. How to keep your boss from sabotaging you and to keep your career on track.
While other fast-food restaurants exploit workers and cut corners, In-N-Out pays high wages, offers benefits, and focuses on quality. What is their recipe for success, and what can we learn from them about treating others with respect and regard?
We most often think of bullies in the classroom or the workplace, but bullying can occur in other places, including the home (in the family) or in the neighborhood. Why might you be a target for bullies, and what can you do about it?
We have all heard the phrase “Power corrupts,” but how strong is the relationship between possessing power and becoming corrupted by it? Research suggests that it is so powerful that very few people may be immune to the corrupting effect of power.
There are certain body language (i.e., nonverbal communication) skills that everyone possesses in lesser or more amounts. Some people are masters of certain skills, others possess different nonverbal skills.
How much does physical appearance affect the outcomes of elections? The answer is that it matters more than most people think. Read about this fascinating (and baffling) research on how physical appearance predicts election winners.
History is replete with entire groups of people, organizations, and nations, engaging in horrific, immoral behavior, ranging from genocide, to riots and killings, to massive greed and corruption. What causes otherwise good people to do bad things?
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