Psychology

School leadership is more complex, challenging, and stressful, survey shows

Teacher satisfaction continues to decline
April 1, 2013

As major changes in education loom and cuts in many public school budgets continue, the job of running the nation’s schools has become more complex, challenging, and stressful, the new MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership (2012) reveals.


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Outrage versus moral panic – A gradient of outrage susceptibility

March 22, 2013
I have read quite a lot about “moral panic” in sociology and there seems a direct connection to outrage.


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Rookie first responders traumatized by…trauma

Experience helps police officers, firefighters cope
March 12, 2013

Police officers and firefighters who are relatively new to the job run the risk of experiencing mental health problems from being exposed to disturbing events, a new study finds. Those with more time on the job show no such increased risk.


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So you want to be more resilient?

March 7, 2013

Not a bad idea in times like these. Intriguing research suggests that positive psychology can help you weather the routine ups and downs of life and also build resilience for times of greater difficulty. Here are three ways to capture the benefits of positive psychology, according to Harvard Medical School’s HEALTHbeat.


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Is it winter blues? Or something more serious?

February 13, 2013

During the darker days of winter, more people report feeling depressed and tired. For many, it’s a normal response to less sunlight, but for others, it can be a clinical form of depression called seasonal affective disorder.


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Dangling the carrot: Motivating teams to cut comp costs

February 1, 2013
Following are some case studies that illustrate positive results that can come from applying gamification to workers’ health and safety.


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Why can’t you lose weight? Emotions!

January 24, 2013

When it comes to losing weight, many people focus on eating less and exercising more. But results of a new survey of psychologists suggest dieters should pay attention to the role emotions play in weight gain and loss if they hope to succeed. For the survey, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, more than 1,300 licensed psychologists were asked which strategies were essential to helping their clients lose weight and keep it off.


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Excessive smartphone use can harm health

January 17, 2013

A new report out of Europe is raising fears that excessive use of smartphones and tablets could cause ergonomic psychosocial problems – especially among people who use the devices as work tools.


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Near-death in workplace inspires surgeon to write book

January 11, 2013

Normally it’s the patient who is at risk in an operating room, but during one surgical procedure, Dr. Emile Allen was electrocuted and nearly died. The event had far-reaching repercussions on Allen’s life; he went from performing intricate surgical procedures to struggling just to do simple things such as counting change at the grocery store or reading a book as a consequence of the accident.


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Money really can make you happy

January 3, 2013

An increase in personal income can lead to greater happiness – but only if other factors are present, according to an analysis of new worldwide survey findings published by the American Psychological Association (APA).


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