Incivility a growing problem at work, psychologists say

"Workplace incivility" is on the rise, researchers said Sunday at the American Psychological Association annual meeting. The academics define workplace incivility as "a form of organizational deviance… characterized by low-intensity behaviors ...

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Can Blaming Others Make People Sick?

Constant bitterness can make a person ill, according to Concordia University researchers who have examined the relationship between failure, bitterness and quality of life. "Persistent bitterness may result in global feelings of anger and hostility ...

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Psychology, Not Economics, is Behind Market Bubbles

In stock market bubbles, human nature comes in and mucks up elegant economic theories. The stock market is supposed to be so efficient that it immediately corrects any errors due to human logical biases. There are even investors who exploit ...

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When Irrational Thinking and Emotion Prevail, the Economy Suffers

The threat of a “double dip” back into an economic recession looms, but if this comes to pass, the reasons would be much different from the body blow the U.S. economy received a few years ago. In 2008, a number of major financial institutions ...

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Do women have to act like men to be successful leaders?

While more and more women are assuming roles as managers a new study reveals that rather than using what should come more easily to them like empathy and compassion, these women are increasingly turning to the stereotypically more 'male' traits, ...

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Ten Powerful Steps to Negotiating a Higher Salary

Much of the advice you read about how to negotiate your salary is rubbish. It's not just that salaries are a touchy subject and so they're difficult to investigate accurately, it's also that the same old clichés get repeated over-and-over again ...

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Religious Beliefs Impact Levels of Worry

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have found that those who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and be more tolerant of life's uncertainties than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God.

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Lack of Sleep Contributes to Unethical Conduct

Extending the importance of sleep further into the workplace, a recent study suggests that lack of sleep or low quality of sleep is related to unethical behavior. Drawing from the Ego Depletion model (which says self-control requires purposeful ...

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8 Practical Pointers to Help Your Child Pay Attention

Getting kids to pay attention is hard enough. But thanks to today’s technological advances, it can become an even bigger challenge. For instance, a University of Washington study found a link between toddlers watching TV and diminished attention ...

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Scientists Identify What Makes Us Feel 'Bad' When We're Sick, How to ...

A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness, according to research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital. This research is ...

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Internet Explorer story was bogus

A story which suggested that users of Internet Explorer have a lower IQ than people who chose other browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax. A number of media organisations, including the BBC, reported on the research, put out by Canadian ...

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Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

Internet Explorer users have a lower than average IQ, according to research by Consulting firm AptiQuant. The study gave web surfers an IQ test, then plotted their scores against the browser they used. IE surfers were found to have an average ...

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Mom’s Pregnancy Stress Might Make Your Cells Age Faster

Children born to mothers who are stressed during pregnancy may become adults with prematurely aged cells. A comparison of 94 young adults found those subjected to prenatal stress tended to have white blood cells with shorter telomeres, the ...

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When Being Beautiful Backfires

Or so we've been told by life experience as well as research finding. Better looking people get the benefit of the doubt, get away with bad behavior, and make more money than everyone else. Even babies spend more time staring at faces that the rest ...

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Restoring Happiness in People With Depression

Practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke University Medical Center. In "Delivering Happiness: ...

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