Why Do People Bully?

The documentary "Bully," which opens today, shows Alex Libby being pushed, poked and ridiculed. At one point in the film he says, “They push me so far that I want to become the bully." It takes a hard, close look at the bullied and the ...

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Intelligence Is More Accurate Predictor of Future Career Success Than ...

Conventional wisdom tells us that in the business world, "you are who you know" -- your social background and professional networks outweigh talent when it comes to career success. But according to a Tel Aviv University researcher, making the right ...

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What jetBlue’s Pilot Meltdown Means

I’ve struggled to find something meaningful to say about the incident when the captain of a jetBlue flight suffered from what appeared to be a “nervous breakdown,” resulting in his eventual restraint and later, criminal charges. I think ...

Mar 31

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Keep Employees Happy Without the Flashy Perks

“Susan, I’d like to have a word with you about that incident during my talk about employee engagement the other day. Please, come on down to my office at about 3:00. You know which one it is? The big one on the corner with all the windows. I ...

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Examining the effect of applying theories in psychology through media ...

The dramatic influence of rapidly growing social media, computers, telephony, television, movies and the internet continue to surprise us all. Among the most fascinating developments is what we are learning from brain research using Magnetic ...

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Why Teamwork is Overrated

Does teamwork always enhance the performance of organisations? It might seem like a question that's too obvious to ask. Practically every job description ever written demands 'a good team player'. Teams of all kinds pop up everywhere in ...

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Om: Meditation a big help for emotional issues

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with ...

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The Pot and the Kettle – Both Still Black

It’s an age-old phenomenon: people are guilty of the very fault they find in others. In psychology terms, ethical dissonance. In colloquial terms, the pot calling the kettle black. Recently, a team of psychologists evaluated this complex ethical ...

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Neuroscientist Eric Kandel Thinking Big

Eminent neuroscientist and Nobel laureate Eric Kandel in a recorded livestream from Big Think, interviewed about creativity and the brain, the challenges facing neuroscience research, differences between the brain and computers, imaging, and ...

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Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors in Teachers

Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed -- and more compassionate and aware of others' feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with ...

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Take a Breath

Right now you are breathing. You inhale, you exhale, from birth to death. You can go months without eating, days without drinking, but only a few minutes without breathing. Of course we need oxygen to survive, but breath is also a path to our ...

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Use It or Lose It: Mind Games Help Healthy Older People Too

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that ...

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Smiling Through the Tears: Study Shows How Tearjerkers Make People ...

People enjoy watching tragedy movies like "Titanic" because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term. Researchers found that watching a tragedy movie caused people to think ...

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Chronic Stress and Phosphorylated Tau: suggestions for Alzheimer’s

So what does stress have to do with Alzheimer’s? To look at this we’ll have to start by bringing two areas of study together: stress, and Tau. Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by the development of two different globs of proteins, ...

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