Work Essential Reads

Distracted Living

Realize where your priorities lie and turn your undivided attention towards them to use all of your efforts and resources achieving things that make you feel proud and content. These seven tips can help you stop living distracted and add more value to the time you have!

7 New Books to Read This Fall

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on August 27, 2015 in Give and Take
The best new reads on psychology

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Make Professional Magic

By Sophia Dembling on August 21, 2015 in The Introvert's Corner
Introverts and extroverts can achieve extraordinary results when they learn how to work together, according to author Jennifer Kahnweiler.

Conservative Feminism

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on August 19, 2015 in Rabble Rouser
If you want to be accepted by mainstream, contemporary feminism, you must identify as pro-choice, reject the reality of innate or biologically based gender differences or the concept of human nature, condemn traditional relationships and family dynamics, and subscribe to specific avenues for achieving gender equality and justice.

Careers and Giftedness: Where Will You Thrive?

Managing your career is as important as choosing the right career. And thriving in your career begins with honest self-analysis.

The Evolutionary Psychology of the Bad-Mouther

Humans come armed with an arsenal of social strategies. And there are multiple routes to social success. One strategy that can be just as unpleasant as it can be successful is the approach of bringing others down.

9 Signs Your Desire for Perfection Has Gone Too Far

There's a fine line between striving for excellence and demanding perfection.

Is It Time to Reignite Your Personal Brand?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 11, 2015 in Real Women
5 key ways to give your personal brand a refresh and your career a boost.

Women in Science: Why So Few?

The smaller number of women than men with jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is an established fact. Trying to understand why and coming up with solutions is not an easy task.

Future of Careers, Part 1

The New Model for Managing Your Career

Test Your Job’s Stress Quotient

All jobs can be stressful at times – deadlines, conflict with a colleague, a heavy workload. But how can you tell if your job is TOO stressful? Here is a way to calculate your job stress.

Seeing Inequality--or Not

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on August 08, 2015 in Hidden Motives
The rich not only tend to care less than the poor about our growing economic inequality, but also they just don’t see it, according to recent studies reported in Psychological Science.

My Mentor Never Gave His Last Lecture

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on August 05, 2015 in Give and Take
If you use your candle to light mine, I get light without darkening you.

"To Give Our Work Lives Meaning"

By Tim Leberecht on August 04, 2015 in The Romance of Work
Last year Brigid Schulte’s book, "Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time," was greeted with wide acclaim and bestseller status—and for good reason. Despite the technological amenities at our disposal, we feel more stretched than ever, clinging to the idea that we can find balance—even if we don’t know how exactly.

What Does Your Face Really Tell the World About You?

The phenomenon of “Resting Bitch Face (RBF)” is a new take on an old problem; namely, that women need to smile to be seen favorably. This raises the question of how we communicate our feelings through our faces and what we can, or cannot, change about how we’re perceived.

Life’s Endings and How We Make Sense out of Them

When something important in your life comes to an end, whether your career or your relationship, the process may be more difficult to cope with than you might realize. Ultimately, it’s your identity, and the sense you make of that ending, which will determine how you emerge from life’s transition points.

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Deal With Stress

While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension.

5 Ways to Deliver Bad News With a Minimum of Pain

Very few, if any, of us truly enjoys being the bearer of bad news. If you have no choice but to be that messenger, there are ways to get the job done with a minimum of damaged feelings. These 5 strategies will help you figure out how to make the best out of some of life’s unpleasant situations.

The Meaning of the APA's Dealing With the Torture Scandal

After years of deception, and opposing strong and clear dissent from within its very ranks, the APA finds itself in a particularly awkward position. What does a professional organization which has lost its moral compass do when the news breaks? What does its reaction to the current controversy tell us about the APA’s organizational character?

What Your Financial Health Says About Your Mental Health

Studies show the likelihood of having a mental health problem is three times higher among people who have debt.

Can't Vacation? Here's the Science of How to Recharge Fast

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 20, 2015 in Feeling It
Minibreaks are undervalued but research says they're golden.

Career Advice for Geniuses

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 20, 2015 in How To Do Life
Career advice for brilliant people is often different from standard counsel.

Living in the Candy Store

Taking responsibility for yourself sometimes means taking responsibility for the world you live in. Change where you are and change who you are. The latest generation of technological assists do that exactly that, helping you march to your own tune and do the work you think is important.

How Zoning Out Benefits Your Present and Your Future

By Josh Davis Ph.D. on July 14, 2015 in Your Mental Toolkit
Contrary to what we've always been told, we don't mind-wander enough. Research shows a number of benefits to mind-wandering in the realms of creative problem solving, planning, and holding out for something better in the future. With our devices pouring information into us constantly, we block out the important background processing that occurs when we mind-wander.

How Asking Tough Questions Could Save Your Career

By Hal Gregersen on July 13, 2015 in The Curiosity Deficit
Had Kodak’s leaders ratcheted up their discomfort level by asking more challenging questions from others, it may well have sustained its legacy as a key industry player.

How Much Is Your Reputation Really Worth?

By Mark Travers Ph.D. on July 09, 2015 in Social Instincts
New research explores when your reputation matters ...and when it doesn’t.

Why Working Mothers Shouldn’t Feel Guilty

What do people really think about working mothers?

Steve Albini Shows That Punk Rock Ethics Are Good Business

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 07, 2015 in Brick by Brick
Steve Albini is known as one of the greatest recording engineers of his time. He shares how punk rock ethics and transformational leadership are important to a good business.

10 Best Career Advice Websites

By Brad Waters on July 01, 2015 in Design Your Path
Need career advice? Here are 10 of my favorite career websites for 2015.