Work and Career News

Depressed Thoughts Hinder Memory/Concentration

January 8th, 2015
A new study provides empirical proof that a depressive mood accompanied by depressive thoughts can impede concentration and memory. Although it is accepted that the day-to-day burden from depression greatly affects job performance and personal relationships, the new research is the first to ...

Strong Personality Traits Protect Police from PTSD

January 7th, 2015
A new study suggests personal traits such as resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition may help safeguard police officers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although exposure to traumatic events has been found to trigger PTSD, the personal traits appear to ...

Mom’s Prenatal Exercise Can Improve Child’s Health

January 6th, 2015
Emerging research suggests the exercise habits of expecting mothers can possibly lower a child's chances of high blood pressure. The Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms could possibly lower a child's chances of ...

Rotating Night Shift May Be Hazardous To Your Health

January 6th, 2015
A new study of U.S. nurses has found that working a rotating night shift can be dangerous to your health. Prior research had suggested that night shift work is associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In 2007 the World ...

‘Healthy’ Obese Experience Health Declines

January 6th, 2015
Despite recent findings that some obese adults appear to maintain health, new research finds that for most, the idea of "healthy" obesity is a misleading concept. In a new study, researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London ...

Behavior Theory Can Predict Driving Patterns

January 5th, 2015
As technology is aiding the development of "smart cars," new research proposes behavioral theory can help systems correct dangerous steering movements before they occur. Researchers at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology believe the theory explains the inexplicable jerkiness that occurs when we steer ...

Spoils of War May Include More Wives and Children

January 4th, 2015
A new study from Harvard University shows that there may be a biological benefit to violent conflict. The study found that among members of an East African herding tribe, those who engaged in violent raids on neighboring tribes had more wives, leading to ...

Thank You Note to Customers Hikes Business

December 31st, 2014
After completing an online customer satisfaction survey, restaurant patrons who received a sincere, well-timed “thank you” email from the restaurant’s president increased their patronage to the restaurant by more than 50 percent, according to new research led by Michigan State University (MSU). "In the ...

Introverts Can Hinder Extroverted Co-Workers’ Careers

December 29th, 2014
A new study shows that introverted employees are more likely to give poor job performance evaluations to extroverted co-workers. This gives introverts a powerful role in workplaces that rely on peer-to-peer evaluation tools for awarding raises, bonuses, or promotions, according to researchers at ...

Police Body Cams Can Change Behavior With Self-Awareness

December 26th, 2014
New research from a landmark crime experiment using police body cameras shows that the technology is most effective at preventing escalation of violence, both by the police and towards the police. Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology (IoC) say the ...