Personality

A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog has reviewed all the published evidence on how personality varies with students' choice of acad
Working in forensic settings can be extremely challenging, particularly with individuals with personality disorders.
People who score highly in the Dark Triad personality traits – narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism – are vain, selfish, callous and manipulative. They're not the kind of people you want to spend much time with.
A hands-on, practitioner-focused workshop designed to help occupational psychologists, HR professionals and business coaches utilise a range of proven constructivist techniques in their daily practice
This workshop will challenge the concept of organic personality change through the presentation of research data and new clinical perspectives on intervention
This workshop covers essential aspects of diagnosis and assessment of psychological trauma.
In parallel with the difficulties caused by trauma, such as depression and ill health, some people experience positive psychological changes, such as a renewed appreciation for life and increased resilience – a phenomenon psychologists term "post
The most effective crisis managers show strong preferences for variety at work and keep their cool when operating outside of their comfort zones says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology in Nottingham.
As long as you don't become obsessive and defensive about it, there's a wealth of evidence to show that having a passion in life is good for you psychologically.
Tales of Steve Jobs' 'jerkiness' are legendary. Other iconic creative visionaries have similarly been known for their difficult personalities, from 'Sopranos' creator David Chase to Thomas Edison.
Our achievements as a species owe a debt to our willingness to cooperate. But we all vary in how we solve the social dilemma – whether in any given situation we choose to favour self-interest or cooperation.
Generally speaking, being in a bad mood isn't just no fun, it also isn't good for you – people who feel negative emotions like anger, anxiety and sadness a lot of the time tend to have poorer social lives and suffer worse physical health
PACT helps couples move towards secure functioning by integrating early attachment theory, arousal regulation and neuroscience into intervention. A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) is a new and innovative approach to cou
People make change happen so here’s how to engage your people and help them deliver real change effectively. This workshop will help managers deploy change initiatives more effectively and efficiently.
A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness.
Improve your understanding of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and how to apply its concepts in clinical practice. Timetable
The commonly held stereotype of the IT guy (or girl) – which must be one of the most stereotyped occupations in the world – as good with machines and programming code, but lousy with people and emotions.
Some people are literal minded – they think in black and white whereas others colour their worlds with metaphor.
It's not pleasant to feel perpetually that you're responsible for mishaps and screw-ups, but some people do.
Much has been written about why we fall prey to procastination, but the authors of a new paper wanted to learn more about why some of us are generally more prone to it than others.
The solitary inventor, buried away in garage or shed, is the classic depiction of introvert as born problem-solver.
A new study published in the Psychology of Music tests whether positive music increases people's willingness to do bad things to others.
New research suggests that the more prone managers are to that imposter feeling, the more they choose to delegate tasks to those who also feel unworthy.
Handling your emotions in a close relationship is often a balancing act.
New, preliminary evidence suggests that undergrad drinkers fall into four different, colourful types, each with a particular shift in personality when under the influence.
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