The Multitasker's Dilemma

The Multitasker's Dilemma

For everyone who thinks they're maximizing their time by texting while driving, or posting Tweets and Facebook updates while compiling sales data in another window, or cooking while watching TV, cognitive scientists beg to differ. Multitasking isn't just ineffective, it can be dangerous.

How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A college student observes how tech interruptions thwart relationships.

How to End the Distraction That Saps Your Productivity

By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Un-clutter your mind and your space with distraction-fighting habits

6 Clear Reasons Why Employees Are Disengaged

By Victor Lipman
Employee engagement is a fragile bond, hard to build but easy to break.

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The key to time management is self management

IsThe Prom Draft Demeaning To Women Or Just Good Fun?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Did the Prom tradition just jump the shark?

Let’s Get This Over With (At Any Cost)

By Scott Rick Ph.D.
Are you a pre-crastinator? If so, it could be costing you.

5 Steps for Being Present

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Be here right now, now, now, now…

Why Do You Find It so Hard to Not Multitask?

By Susanna M Halonen MAPP
Hint: Successful multitasking tricks your brain to release happy hormones.

Compartmentalized v. Integrated: The MInd of Elliot Rodger

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
Does Too Much Compartmentalization Risk Disconnecting You From People?

Is Multitasking a Fatal Flaw?

By Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Our ability to multitask may be a detrimental disadvantage.

"Frozen" in a Life of Endless Work?

By Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo
How a Disney Metaphor Led Me to Work-Life Balance

Hoarding and Empathy

By Gillian Ragsdale Ph.D.
Do you love your stuff too much?

Are You Present for Your Children?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
What can happen to kids when our attentions are on our devices?

Is Multitasking Dumbing Down the World?

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
The downside of multitasking

Keeping The Ball Rolling

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Momentum is the point when success comes easily

Breathless: When Everything Is Just a Blur

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
How can you cope when your life is spinning way too fast?

Are You A Member Of The RAT Race Or The HUMAN Race?

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
How not to let busyness get the best of you

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

This Is Your Brain on Multitasking

By Garth Sundem
Brains of multitaskers are structurally different than brains of monotaskers.

Why Your "To-Do" List Drives You Crazy

By Peg Streep
The science of unfinished business

5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Try these work strategies to relieve stress.

The True Cost Of Multi-Tasking

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D.
You could be losing up to 40% of your productivity

4 Tips for Slowing Down to Reduce Stress

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
From cutting back on multitasking to doing things in slow motion: slow down!