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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.
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The Winner Shouldn't Take It All

By Chengwei Liu Ph.D. on September 18, 2017 in Decisions Defined
The winner shouldn't take it all because many of them are simply the luckiest.

Should You "Write First, Edit Later"?

One of the most common pieces of writing advice is "write first, edit later," but does this work for everybody?

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Follow These 3 Tips to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Follow These 3 Tips to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Size Matters

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Social Lights
Advice for teaching large classes.

Trauma Exposure Linked to PTSD in 911 Dispatchers

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Emergency dispatchers are often exposed to duty-related trauma.

Nasty Bosses in the Shadows

Has the boss from hell bullied you behind closed doors?

Collaboration in Psychological Science, Part II

When it comes to collaboration, there are now some clear (or at least tentative) guidelines for students, faculty, and institutions of higher learning.

Collaboration in Psychological Science, Part I

Over the past four or five decades, major changes have taken place in the ways that psychologists do research.
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Common Career Traps of High Performers

By Sara Canaday on September 19, 2017 in You (According to Them)
If you are a top performer (or a leader who manages one), it’s important to know the common career traps that may be draining confidence and diminishing a sense of achievement.

De-crazifying Crypto, Part II: An Open Letter to Wall Street

By Moses Ma on September 19, 2017 in The Tao of Innovation
Bitcoin may end up a bubble, but the total market cap for all blockchain ventures in a decade could be in the hundreds of billions. So focus on blockchains, not bitcoins.

6 Ways to Turn the Worst Part of Your Day into the Best

Getting to places on time, whether work or social occasions, can be a hassle. New research based on travel habits of commuters shows how to be less stressed and more punctual.

How Can We Fix the Conflict Between Work and Family?

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on September 19, 2017 in Moderating
How do we repair work-family conflict? We first need to get the diagnosis right.

Can You Make Organizational Change Easier?

Are you struggling to get people on board when it comes to embracing change in your organization? How can you work with people’s brains to make change easier?

How Can Leaders Find Happiness?

By Peter Bregman on September 18, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the SHARP model for a happier life, an easy way to beat procrastination, and the number-one factor in predicting well-being.

Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on September 18, 2017 in Radical Teaching
You can rewire your brain to reverse burnout symptoms and boost your optimism, pleasure, and positive expectations.

Seek Your Whys and Find Happiness.

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on September 17, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
Simon Sinek’s mission to encourage us to find the work that makes us happy can be extended to everything we do.

Dealing With Workplace Bullies

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Millennial Media
Workplace bullying can be more common than we admit it to be. However, resources and ways of dealing with victimization can be limited.

How to Say No Assertively to a Request for Your Time

By Deborah Grayson Riegel MSW on September 14, 2017 in Speak Easy
Do you say yes when you want to say no? Here are 20 ways to say no gracefully, and with less guilt.

Why Millennials Need Quarter-Life Crises

By Caroline Beaton on September 12, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Our career is chugging along per usual when a simple question falls from the sky and shatters our okay routine: “Is this it?”
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16 Tons

By Elizabeth Young on September 11, 2017 in Adaptations
I see in Annie's eyes the fear of a personal apocalypse.

How Can You Develop Employees Who Care?

By Peter Bregman on September 11, 2017 in How We Work
Discover how much your company stands to gain by developing caring mindsets, the four elements in Subir’s STAR formula, and the one question you should ask yourself every morning.

The World Isn’t Designed Well for People With Bipolar

By Elizabeth Brondolo Ph.D. on September 11, 2017 in Take Control
How can we better engineer products to help people with bipolar disorder?

Work as a Calling (Part 2)

By John Sean Doyle on September 11, 2017 in Luminous Things
Regardless of the mission of our organization, our job function, or the various tasks we must do, we all have opportunities to affect the lives of others in meaningful ways.

A Website For Psychology-Related Careers

Are you trying to figure out what to do with your psychology degree? We have a site for you.

Do You Have Trouble with Intimacy?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on September 09, 2017 in Wander Woman
This post won’t help you feel comfortable with your naked body; it can teach you how to share deep thoughts and feelings to build trust, relationships, and results.

Power Role Play: Dressing For Success Makes You Successful

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on September 09, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
We perceive the competence and character traits of others, at least initially, by what they wear. Yet research reveals that we apply the same standards to ourselves.

Advice for Grad Students (and Senior Faculty)

By Elliot T Berkman Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in The Motivated Brain
Starting a graduate program? Here is some advice about succeeding that you might not have heard.

3 Times a Mental Health Day Could Do More Harm Than Good

A day off from work won't automatically improve your mental health. It's what you do with that time that matters.

Assessing Trust

By Judith E. Glaser on September 07, 2017 in Conversational Intelligence
Few managers and leaders understand how vital and intelligent quality conversations and interviews are to the health and productivity of a company’s culture.

Where Will the Jobs Be?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 07, 2017 in How To Do Life
It’s usually two steps forward, one step back, but the trend has been forward.

The New Workaholism

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Beyond Bullying
Are you employed or working for a workaholic? Workaholism and is unfortunately as pervasive in the 21st century as it was back in the '80s and '90s.