Stress can be experienced as a result of excessive workload, lack of autonomy, office politics, bullying and poor relationships with colleagues and managers. The Australian Psychological Society "Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey 2013" revealed that almost half of the respondents reported workplace issues as a source of stress.
Date Posted: June 20, 2014
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When people get together in groups, unusual things can happen - both good and bad. Groups create important social institutions that an individual could not achieve alone, but there can be a darker side to such alliances: Belonging to a group makes ...
Parents, teachers and cheesy after-school specials have long tried to convince kids that being cool and popular isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Now scientists are chiming in as well. Dating, flouting authority and surrounding yourself with ...
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New research finds one type of "magical thinking" - the belief that ability can be transferred through touch - can actually work for some people.
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SINGAPORE: The willingness to take risks could be influenced by a person's genes, according to a study by a team including researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) published on Monday.
According to researchers in Australia, the anesthetic and recreational drug ketamine could be effective in preventing suicide and lifting mood in people who are severely depressed in a way they describe as "game-changing."
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Joint research between the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Nottingham opens up pathways for generating new pharmaceutical drugs and therapies that enhance the life of alcoholic persons .
As an adult, Gerald realized that few people get to see inside the world of psychoanalysis, a sphere often obscured by its confidential nature and clouded by outdated stereotypes. "I found psychoanalysis extremely vibrant and current and yet it was ...
When it comes to mental health, men - particularly young fathers - have been largely overlooked, with most of the treatment and services focused on women and new mothers. This lapse has prompted psychiatrists Dr. Andrew Howlett at St. Joseph's ...
Remember the middle-school taunt: "Is that a threat … or a promise?" If you want to get the most out of a threat in the adult world, don’t let there be any question about it: Look the part, suggests a new study.
About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually "outgrow" the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood: ...
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Children who grow up in a recession are more likely to become well-rounded adults than those who enjoy an easy start to life, a psychological study has found. Analysis of the characteristics of 35,000 people found that those who entered adulthood ...
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Thinking about "the stuff of thought" sounds self-absorbed and irrelevant for our survival, but an opinion piece in the journal Trends in Cognitive Science says otherwise. Far from navel-gazing, this kind of thinking is what helps groups of people ...
Given the widespread belief that meditation practice is scientifically certified to be good for just about everything, the results of a recent major analysis of the research might come as some surprise.
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In study published today in Science, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show for the first time that sleep after learning encourages the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions from brain cells that connect to other brain cells and ...
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New research finds that daughters of men who help out at home tend to select from a broader range of career options than the daughters of families in which chores are not equitably shared.