Articles about Psychology

Books

How positive psychology can enhance your job search

There’s a new trend in the working world today — people aren’t only looking to change their job, they’re now looking to change their profession.

The best indoor office plants to brighten your day and purify your air

When you cannot enjoy the benefits of going outside at work, bring the outside indoors and get yourself a houseplant for your office.

Coworkers

This is the big problem with being friends with your coworkers

Work friendships can be amazing and even beneficial to collaboration and productivity, however they can also be quite awkward and even detrimental according to research highlighted by Melissa Dahl in The New York Times. Dahl is the editor of New York magazine’s Science of Us, and the author of  Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness.

The Commute

7 signs your commute to work is wearing you down

Those lost hours are more than just a waste of time, though. They may have a detrimental impact on your physical and emotional health, not to mention your productivity and your relationships.

Technology

Smartphone separation anxiety: The science behind the panic

Although taking the time to reduce your dependency on your smartphone might be worthwhile, if you should ever be unfortunate to lose your phone, your separation anxiety will be much more manageable if it doesn’t feel like you have just lost one of your limbs.

Mindfulness

Stanford School of Business professor on ways mindfulness can make us sharper in the office

Breathing techniques you can do anywhere to create a moment of mindfulness; the signs of an organization that cares deeply about their employees; and how to choose where to place your limited — and valuable — attention.

Technology

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

How to radically enhance your memory, since remembering key details is essential to becoming a good friend and, without question, when you become a good friend, you will change people’s lives.

News

Survey: 60 years old is the latest you can start a new career

According to a new survey from SeniorLiving.org, after a certain age, it may become impossible to make a successful do-over and start a new career.

Sports

The best LeBron James NBA Finals memes related to work

After Cleveland lost Game One of the NBA Finals due to a miscue by J.R. Smith, LeBron James' visible frustration at Smith became our frustration to repurpose for anyone who has dealt with disappointment at work.

Social Media

Survey: Number of teens using Facebook plummets since 2015

Your teenager might ditch Facebook soon, if they haven't already — recent research from the Pew Research Center found that 51% of Americans age 13 to 17 report using the platform, down from 71% in 2014-2015, when it was the most popular social media platform surveyed.

Health

Doing this during your commute could add years to your life

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that people who walk faster have a 20% lower mortality risk compared to slower walkers.

Stress

This tech company has the most burned out workers

Burnout at work is very common these days, but if you work at a tech company it seems to be amplified. And now we know which companies are emotionally exhausting their workers thanks to a new survey from workplace app Blind. The app asked its 11,487 users, many of whom work in Silicon Valley, if they were experiencing work burnout, and over half said yes. 

Productivity

Avoid the burnout: 8 hobbies to reignite your creativity

From baking to ancestry, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite ways to invigorate your creativity no matter what your interests and skill set.

Mentoring

25 questions to ask a mentor

Here’s how it works: Before every meeting with your mentor, prepare one question from each of these categories: stories, situations, self-awareness, and skill building.

Productivity

Depleted by decisions (how your brain makes choices that sabotage you and what to do about it)

The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, hence the need to take shortcuts at the expense of what will really benefit you in the long-term.

The Whole Human

10 phrases we should always say no matter how crazy our lives become

Sadly, we can’t slow down our world, even though eating alone at our desks makes us less creative. Nevertheless, below are 10 phrases we should always find ourselves saying — no matter how crazy life becomes.

Vacation

How to request time off for a long honeymoon

While you’d like to take off all of those months — paid — to plan your wedding, we’re not sure any employer would be up for this arrangement. Many, however, will consider an extended honeymoon.

The Whole Human

How to win the biggest battle of all

To be at peace mentally and emotionally, we often need to be at peace spiritually. This means — we have to accept life for what it is, to acknowledge things at face value, then do our best to influence and impact how we want to change things so they will align with our truth — our vision and purpose. It is this vision and purpose that must guide us to win the battle within.

Success

9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you ever worry that you’re not as successful as you should be, you may be evaluating yourself against the wrong criteria.

Productivity

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

Here are a few unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically in as little as 30 days.

Success

How to set life goals when you don’t even know where to start

Many people jump into a solution before taking the time to understand the problem.

Relationships

Study: Texting support to your partner can lower their stress levels

When our partner is stressed about work, we may worry about the best way to comfort them. Should we back off and give them space? Talk about it directly? Send them flowers? Turns out, it doesn't take elaborate gestures. You don't even have to be physically nearby or address the stress. A new study published in Computers in Human Behavior found that comfort can come from just a simple supportive text.

Productivity

This is the exact amount of exercise you need to keep your brain in good shape

Must I go to spin class everyday or can I do a lazy treadmill run some days? Well, luckily we now have the answer to the amount of exercise we need to keep our brain health thanks to new research. 

Productivity

Study: The higher up your building, the more productive your company is likely to be

Making it to the top of your career might mean literally making it to the top of your office building. There's new evidence that more productive offices are located higher up.

Food at Work

Happy National Donut Day! Here is where to get some freebies today

As for where to get some free donuts today, here is a list of stores offering you some treats.