There are specific psychological reasons why bad people are able to exploit others to their advantage, and part of the problem is our tolerance for bad behavior, and an unwillingness to intervene. There is more that we can do to stop the bad and promote the good.
There are certain biases in social perception – how we see the social world around us – that almost ensure that two individuals will see things differently. Recognize these biases and develop strategies to overcome them.
The notion that eight straight hours of uninterrupted sleep is the “natural” and healthy sleep cycle has been questioned by research. Our ancestors slept nightly in two separate periods. What did they do in between?
A way to better understand the complexities of leadership is to look at leader qualities as embodied in famous historical figures. Here are 5 well-known leaders who had qualities that are worth admiring and imitating.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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