Work and Career News

Bilingual Cognitive Advantage May Be Less than Advertised

December 8th, 2014
A new study challenges the idea that bilingual speakers have a cognitive advantage. The research suggests that a publication bias in favor of positive results may skew the overall literature on bilingualism and cognitive function. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal ...

Summer Jobs Program Linked to Less Youth Violence

December 7th, 2014
A summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study. The study evaluated the impact of Chicago's One Summer Plus program, which offers eight ...

Prolonged Sitting at Work Impacts Anxiety, Depression

December 6th, 2014
Employees who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for psychological distress, according to an Australian study published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity. Specifically, employees who reported sitting for longer than six hours per day had higher ...

Longer the Commute, the Less Satisfied with Life

December 6th, 2014
A Canadian study has found that the more time you spend commuting to work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life. "We found that the longer it takes someone to get to work, the lower their satisfaction with life in ...

Real Estate Decisions Reflect Personality

December 5th, 2014
New research suggests personality traits strongly influence real estate choices. For example, if you are conscientious person, a fixed-rate mortgage would fit the bill. If you consider yourself neurotic, then home ownership is a better match than renting. These suggestions stem from a ...

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans

December 5th, 2014
A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans ...

Is Narcissism the New Norm?

December 5th, 2014
A new study questions if we are more narcissistic than we were in the past, and if narcissism is becoming common behavior? In the review, researchers discovered that at least on the surface, things have changed. Milleniaals, or those who came of age ...

Emotions Can Confound Financial Planning

December 4th, 2014
According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Board, 31 percent of Americans surveyed said they had no retirement savings, and almost half were not actively thinking about planning for retirement. Studies show that many Americans do not invest because they distrust ...

Unhappy Community Fosters Depression/Economic Loss

December 4th, 2014
New research finds that people living in the country's unhappiest communities spend about a quarter of the month distressed. The mental distress affects personal and professional life with economists finding that depression harms work productivity. "This is a real concern not just in the ...

Mental Illness Seen as Barrier to Breast Cancer Screens

December 3rd, 2014
New research discovers that women experiencing anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer. The new U.K. study is published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych). Experts say prior studies have shown people ...