Career Essential Reads

How LinkedIn Profiles Reveal User Personality

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Business profiles are meant for professional networking, yet research indicates we leak our true personalities through sites meant to showcase our professional identity.

Are You Working Together?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Minor differences in parenting style are okay. But children get confused when there are major differences. Here are five ways to work effectively and get the best possible results.

When Cops Need Help, Why Does It Take Them So Long to Get It

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Cop Doc
When cops need help, Why does it take them so long to get it? Five mistaken beliefs that get in the way and a few ideas to change them.

How to Deal With Colleagues Who Deny Reality

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on December 02, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Our typical way of dealing with professional colleagues who deny reality is dead wrong. Learn a better method.

Managing Three Work Groups

Three groups to manage in your organization — fika, work groups, and teams.
Edgar Allan Poe Daguerrotype, May-June 1849. Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

Learning by Hearing, Learning by Seeing

By Laura Otis Ph.D. on November 26, 2017 in Rethinking Thought
As a metaphor for learning, sound has a shadier reputation than sight.

Dr. Bob

Dr. Robert Goldman has taken goal setting and achievement to a new level. His list of firsts will leave you in awe.

Are Psychopathy and Heroism Two Sides of the Same Coin?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A new research study looking at first responders suggests that heroes and psychopaths have more in common than you might think.

Practice, Hard Work, And Giving Up

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on November 05, 2017 in Pop Psych
When it is is good to give up

Can You Turn Sucking Up On and Off?

The monster within: How habitual toadying transforms you.

The Catch-22 of Dealing With a Narcissist

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Evolution of the Self
Most pathological narcissists suffer from marked deficits in self-image. But their wildly overcompensating sense of superiority and entitlement can cause others to suffer, too.

Global Collaboration at Its Purest

When teenagers from Vietnam to Slovakia dream, creativity really does cross borders.

Here’s Why We Don’t Speak Up Against Harassment

By Zoe Chance Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Make It So
If you're confused about why women don't speak up against harassment, this piece will explain why silence makes sense.

My Partner Cheated on Me — Should I Try to Make It Work?

How do we decide whether to stay or go after someone cheats on us? New research sheds light on the decision-making process and helps us understand our own relationships.

Friendship at Work Can Be Tricky, But Also Life-Saving

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on October 10, 2017 in Feeling It
Friendships at work are critical for happiness and success - but you have to manage them with skill

Mental Accounting and Self-Control

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Richard Thaler from the University of Chicago. His work explores strategies people use for making choices.

The Majority of People Are Not Introverts or Extroverts

By Caroline Beaton on October 06, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Introverts and extroverts do exist, but they're exceptions and at a disadvantage.

Good Ways to Deal with Bad Bosses

By Victor Lipman on October 02, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
A bad boss can make a good job a misery. Here are five constructive ways to help your career by "managing your own management."

"Young People Are Just Smarter"

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on October 02, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated, “Young people are just smarter,” apparently forgetting that it was baby boomers who led the information revolution.

Are "Hearing Voices Groups" a Help or Harm?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on September 29, 2017 in Psych Unseen
What works for one end of the psychosis spectrum might not work for the other (and vice versa).

When Love Is the Driving Force in Work

The classic debate in motivational psychology is whether people will work harder for what they love or what they're paid for. The newest research shows why love trumps money.

Why Are Women So Exhausted?

By Jean Kim M.D. on September 26, 2017 in Culture Shrink
Women fought hard for the right to pursue multiple roles, but now approach burnout in a country that fails to sufficiently support working mothers.

Sex Researcher Turned Journalist Challenges Sexual Dogmas

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Standard Deviations
Sex researcher Debra Soh's work shines a light on a variety of issues, including gender feminism, political correctness, sex robots, and virtual reality.

But This Job Isn’t Me!

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Next Step
What's a hidden reason that underemployment can be as bad for mental health as being completely unemployed?

Myths and Truths About Successful CEOs

By Ray Williams on September 19, 2017 in Wired for Success
Myths about what constitutes successful CEOs in America persist—reinforced by the media, corporate boards and some business experts.

Sick of Sycophants

The stories we tell about sycophants.

How Can Jobs, Housing, & Friends Aid Remission?

By John F. Kelly Ph.D. on September 12, 2017 in Addiction & Recovery 101
What effect do jobs, housing, and friends have on the brain of individuals in recovery from addiction?
WAYHOME Studio/Shutterstock

Why Does Therapy Work?

By Jessica Grogan Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in Encountering America
If psychotherapy's not about venting or life coaching, what makes it work?

Pre-employment Psychological Screening for Cops

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Cop Doc
Can pre-employment psychological screening of police applicants reduce reduce racism, sexism and homophobia? Let's separate fact from fiction.

Biased Algorithms?

By Samuel Veissière Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Culture, Mind, and Brain
Algorithms govern most aspects of our lives with secret, biased methods. A data scientist turned activist gives us tips to uncover these biases and demand accountability.