Work and Career News

Brief CBT Reduces Suicide Attempts among At-Risk Soldiers

February 16th, 2015
New research finds that short-term cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) dramatically reduces suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel. Investigators from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio led the two-year study on 152 active-duty soldiers who had either attempted suicide or had ...

Can’t Remember a Name? Blame Background Noise

February 13th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that although music may help some people relax when they're trying to concentrate, the ‘noise’ may impede memory, especially as one ages. That's the finding in a new Georgia Institute of Technology study that challenged younger and older ...

Teachers’ Depression Linked to Poor Student Performance

February 12th, 2015
The classrooms of elementary school teachers who suffer from depression tend to be of lesser quality in many areas, and students in these classrooms show lower performance gains, particularly in math, according to a new study published in the journal Child Development. "Teaching ...

Mindfulness Training Can Help Soldiers Cope with Stress

February 12th, 2015
New research finds that mindfulness training (MT) during predeployment may protect soldiers against attentional lapses and mind wandering -- critically important given their high-stress, often dangerous jobs. "Soldiers are experts at standing at attention," said neuroscientist Amishi Jha, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of ...

Doctor’s Attire Affects Patient’s Trust

February 11th, 2015
Patients are more likely to have trust and confidence in doctors who are wearing either suits or white coats, compared to those in casual attire, according to a new analysis by the University of Michigan Health System. The exception is during an emergency ...

Big Data May Help Computers ID Emotions Tied to Images

February 9th, 2015
Popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook and other channels are now filled with pictures that help a person better express thoughts and feelings. New research suggests "big data" -- any collection of data sets so large or complex that it is difficult ...

Historically, Individualism Seen As Tied To Class Changes

February 9th, 2015
Rising individualism in the U.S. over the last 150 years is tied to changes in social class and a societal shift toward more white-collar jobs, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science In the first study of its kind, researchers looked at ...

Stress Influences the Perception of Pain

February 6th, 2015
New research finds that acute psychosocial stress dramatically reduces the body's ability to control pain. Tel Aviv University researchers applied acute stress tests on a large group of healthy young male adults to evaluate the behavior of the body's pain management systems prior ...

Study of Retired NFL Players Shows Concussion-Related Brain Damage

February 5th, 2015
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered signs of accumulated brain damage in former NFL players that may be connected to specific memory problems experienced decades after they stopped playing football. The study involved nine former NFL players who underwent a variety of imaging and ...

The More Men Earn, the Less Housework They Do

February 5th, 2015
A new study from the U.K. finds that men on lower incomes are more likely to help their partners with housework than higher earners. "Nevertheless, women are still by far doing the most around the home, no matter how many hours they work ...