Psychology

Lifestyle intervention improves high schoolers’ health

Research shows promise for teens at risk of becoming obese
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A teacher-delivered intervention program promoting healthy lifestyles improved health behaviors, social skills, severe depression, and academic performance in high school adolescents, a study has found.


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'Negative Working Conditions Score' linked to depression

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Adverse working conditions are associated with the risk of depression in working-age adults, suggests a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Americans stay digitally connected to work on weekends and vacations-

-and most say they like it
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More than half of the employed adults surveyed recently by the American Psychological Association (APA) said they regularly check work messages during non-work hours, and four in 10 said they did it while on vacation.


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Mental toughness : Are you developing yours?

By David Sarkus MS, CSP
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Everything hasn’t always been rosy in my safety career, just as things haven’t been in yours.


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Recognizing workers’ accomplishments must be genuine – or it can be counter-productive

By Brian Galonek
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I define “The Four Pillars of Safety” as engagement, recognition, communications and measurement.


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Licensing and royalty fees can blunt safety advances

By Shawn M. Galloway
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Practices to improve safety performance and culture have and will continue to evolve, due to advances in thinking born from a continuous pursuit to challenge the status quo.


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Employees can close the gaps in your safety culture

Understanding how to successfully engage and empower your workforce is key to ensuring that your organization can start and continue the journey toward safety culture excellence.
By Brett Haskins CSP
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Empowering front-line workers — those who stand to benefit the most from an effective safety process — is a concept that has been talked about much over the last decade


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Combination of long hours, demanding jobs increases depression risk

Making changes reduces likelihood
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Employees who work long hours with high job demands are more likely to develop depression, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
 


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How to address employee disengagement

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An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them.


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Psychological abuse is the first warning: Run, get out

By Dee Louis-Scott
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Psychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 95 percent of men who physically abuse their intimate partners also psychologically abuse them.


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