Work and Career News

Compassion Can Drive Aggression

November 7th, 2014
Caring for others or feeling empathy is a trait believed to be unique to the human condition. New research suggests that while empathy can inspire gentle emotions and encourage nurturing behaviors, the feeling is also linked to unprovoked aggression. University of ...

Politicians Deny Problems When They Do Not Like the Solution

November 7th, 2014
A new study on the heels of the latest political elections provides insights as to why the current political climate is so full of acrimony. Duke University researchers believe there is a scientific explanation for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over ...

Alternative Therapy Guidelines Issued for Breast Cancer Survivors

November 6th, 2014
Experts say more than 80 percent of breast cancer survivors in the United States rely on some form of complementary or integrative therapies such as vitamins, acupuncture, meditation, massage, and yoga. Despite their widespread use, there has been little rigorous research to see ...

Is Thinking Outside the Box The Wrong Approach?

November 6th, 2014
Over the past few decades the concept of “thinking outside the box” to jumpstart the creative process has gained considerable attention and support. Creativity traditionally connected extant ideas and built on the past to create something new. New research evaluates the two approaches. That ...

Youth Pastors Challenged by Adolescent Mental Health Issues

November 5th, 2014
Adolescence is a time in life when mental health issues often lead youth to seek counsel from college and youth pastors. The pastors can either provide assistance or steer youths elsewhere to obtain help. However, new research discovers many of those pastors feel ...

Conflict Stalemates Can Stem from Misreading Motivations

November 5th, 2014
A new study suggests intractable conflicts are often the result of misunderstanding what is motivating each side. Researchers believe the setting, be it politics in the United States or violent conflict in the Mideast, can be corrected by a better understanding of motivations ...

Should Individual Happiness Be a Political Goal?

November 5th, 2014
A new study examines the benefit of developing a unit of measurement that could serve as a proxy for individual happiness and psychological well-being. The measure could reflect societal conditions and the effectiveness of social policies. The metric could then be used in ...

Difficult for ‘Regular Folks’ to Gain Popularity on Twitter

November 3rd, 2014
A new study from Spain provides rather sobering recommendations for Twitter users who desire to increase their popularity. Investigators found that the imbalanced structure of Twitter, where some users have many followers and the vast majority barely have a few dozen followers, means ...

Walking Workstations Can Improve Mental & Physical Health

October 30th, 2014
Going to work is often associated with high stress and low physical activity. For many, work is characterized by long hours of sitting, which is linked to poor health. Emerging research has shown that sitting is very bad for our mental health, increases ...

Uneven Financial Deals Tend to Stress All Parties

October 29th, 2014
While it might be expected that those on the short end of financial negotiations suffer stress, new research suggests that when people make very low offers they also experience emotional distress. In the new study, Australian researchers examined the physiological reactions of participants ...