Work and Career News

Worksite Creativity Bolstered by Political Correctness

December 3rd, 2014
New research suggests the perceived link between political correctness (PC) and conformity may be twisted. Investigators found that, paradoxically, imposing a norm that sets clear expectations of how women and men should interact with each other into a work environment encourages creativity among ...

Subliminal Cues Improve Athletic Performance

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that endurance athletes benefit from positive subliminal cues. Subliminal visual cues are words, pictures, or symbols which are not consciously identified. Researchers from Bangor University found exposure to positive subliminal cues helped endurance athletes exercise significantly longer compared to those ...

Imaging Studies Differentiate PTSD & Mild Brain Injury

December 2nd, 2014
New research suggests advanced brain imaging techniques can help to differentiate military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Currently, it is difficult for clinicians to make a definitive diagnosis as symptoms for PTSD and MTBI ...

Women Do Well in Some Financial Negotiations

December 2nd, 2014
Contrary to popular opinion, in certain circumstances, women may be more effective than men when negotiating money matters, finds a new German study. Conventional wisdom holds that men drive a harder bargain in financial affairs, a theory bolstered by the observation that men’s ...

Finding Flaws in Social Media Research

December 1st, 2014
Researchers need to be wary of serious pitfalls of working with huge social media data sets, according to computer scientists at McGill University in Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Flawed results can have huge implications: Thousands of research papers each year ...

Complex Job May Lead to Better Long-Term Memory, Thinking Skills

November 30th, 2014
If you work at a job that requires complex work with other people (such as a social worker or lawyer) or with data (architect or graphic designer), you may end up having a better long-term memory and thinking skills compared to people ...

Testosterone Spike Does Not Convey Competitive Advantage

November 27th, 2014
A new study dispels the notion that a higher surge of testosterone in competition, the so-called “winner effect,” influences performance success. Dr. David Edwards, a professor of psychology at Emory University, and his graduate student Kathleen Casto studied intercollegiate cross-country runners. They found ...

Sound of Voice Linked to Position of Power

November 26th, 2014
New research finds that being in a position of power can fundamentally change the way a person sounds when they speak. San Diego State University researchers discovered that being in power is associated with the alteration of basic acoustic properties of the voice. ...

Cancer Screenings Often Unheeded by Mentally Ill Women

November 24th, 2014
According to a new study, women with symptoms of serious mental illness tend to miss recommended health screenings, underreport clinical conditions to medical providers, and may face bias and stigmatization by health practitioners. University of Illinois researchers discovered women with mental illness were ...

Workplace Bullying a Taboo Problem

November 23rd, 2014
Approximately 35 percent of employees in the United States report being the target of a bully at work, and they tend to keep it to themselves, according to new research at Iowa State University. “Many of the participants felt no one would believe ...