Essential Reads

The Covert Bullying of Obese Adults

Negative judgments of a job candidate's weight can carry over to other traits.

She's Such a Kind, Malicious Narcissist

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Executive Ego
There's a paradoxical form of narcissism that involves compulsive giving. Essentially it's a way of bribing people into attachment.
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Don’t Tax Robots to Save Jobs

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on July 17, 2017 in Innovation You
We’ve seen revolutionary shifts take us from farm to factory, and more recently, from corporate cubicles to the wide open digital spaces where free agents gather.

Law Enforcement's Most Challenging Assignment

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on July 14, 2017 in Cop Doc
There are a number of reasons why investigating Internet crimes against children is deeply emotionally trying. Here's what psychologists can and should do to help.

More Posts on Work

Moving Up the Ladder

If you want to improve your work situation, there is no time like the present. Maybe you want more hours; maybe you want fewer. Perhaps money is an issue, or you want a promotion.

Eight Reasons to Check the Mirror Before Important Meetings

By Tara Well Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in The Clarity
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Here are eight surprising ways to leverage your mirror to check for success.

Your Worldview Is Your Greatest Strength

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Innovation You
A worldview is more than a type or a style. It’s a collection of deeply held beliefs about how we interpret and experience the world.

Your Career Values

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in How To Do Life
A self-assessment than can help you make wiser career choices.

Tech Tools for Your Career

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 18, 2017 in How To Do Life
Free and low-cost ways to make your career life easier and more succesful.

Overqualified and Burned Out? You Are Not Alone!

Can being overqualified in your job cause burnout and kill team morale? New research on a trending topic

Give a Successful Speech Every Time

By Peter Bregman on July 17, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the best way to organize your speech, how to grab (and keep) your audience’s attention, and what to say in your conclusion to really ensure follow-through.

Careers of the Future?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 17, 2017 in How To Do Life
Opportunity to be a pioneer? Get in below the ground floor?

Leading by Example

How to bring positivity, optimism, and integrity to the workplace.

7 Ways to Say “No” if You're Introverted or Shy

Often there’s a fear of rejection or a desire to avoid confrontation.

First Principles of First Impressions

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 15, 2017 in How To Do Life
More nuance is required than to smile and master small talk.

5 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on July 15, 2017 in Adaptation
Stop staring at your computer, drinking that umpteenth cup of coffee and try one of these five unconventional—but effective—productivity tactics.

Gender Bias in Science?

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 14, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
Where is the biggest, baddest, bias in social science on politicized topics?

Rejection and the Job Search

Learning to handle rejection is one of most important skills you can develop in your job search.

Work MORE?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 13, 2017 in How To Do Life
The case for eschewing the pursuit of happiness and even work-life balance.

Short Answers: Getting Unstuck

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in How To Do Life
Getting expert fast, re-engaging, preventing procrastination.

Three Foolish Workplace Practices

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
Open workspaces, under-use of simulations in hiring, and excessive group input.
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Tales of the One Pot Doc

How to survive as a healthy road warrior, chef style!

Don't Let Safety Advice Fall on Deaf Ears

Can you name two important factors that affect whether people will follow safety advice?

How Type A People Procrastinate

By Caroline Beaton on July 10, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Why so many competent, ambitious people accidentally procrastinate.

Corporations Behaving Badly: Sexual Harassment

Find out why so many corporations and other organizations are being impacted by sexual harassment.

The Ins and Outs of Ageism

Younger workers can face age discrimination, too.

Five Instant Mood Boosters to Try Today

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on July 10, 2017 in In Practice
Quick solutions to turn your mood around when you're feeling flat.

The Rise of Bullying Bosses and Incivility in the Workplace

By Ray Williams on July 09, 2017 in Wired for Success
We are at a crossroads where one road leads to a uncivil workplace dominated by abusive bosses and the other to a kinder, civil workplace led by humanitarian leaders.

The Three-Legged Stool to Success

Seeking a guaranteed pathway to success for your child? Career readiness and pathways in technology for early college high school, may be your answer.

Gaslighting: How it Manipulates Relationships

How gaslighting controls, dominates, and exploits relationships.

Under-the-Radar Careers for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 09, 2017 in How To Do Life
14 under-considered professions for the brainy.

Do People Learn More from Mistakes or Successes?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on July 08, 2017 in Wander Woman
Do you want someone to change? How you do this will affect their brain to either open up or shut down. This post gives you guidance for holding effective growth conversations.

Short Answers: Landing a Job, Being Appropriately Ambitious

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 08, 2017 in How To Do Life
How should you try to land a job? Should you be more or less ambitious?