Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Bobby Hoffman Ph.D.
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Are your company leaders unknowingly sabotaging the talent acquisition process?
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Do you think your basic psychological needs are different from those of a killer?
Suffering and tragedy bring out the best and worst in humanitarian effort. Why do some people generously volunteer time and money, while others flatly refuse to help those in need?
We are taught to believe in ourselves and strive to reach our goals despite any obstacles. But sometimes success and motivation derail when we think too highly of our abilities.
When things go awry, parents and leaders often cast blame, yet fail to take accountability for their decisions. Knowing why we shirk responsibility can lead to better outcomes.
Perfection is elusive and fleeting, yet a coveted desire for many. There comes a time when striving for excellence results in obsession and anxiety leading to damaging behaviors.
Bobby Hoffman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida.