Work and Business

Retailers who evoke feelings of times past could make shoppers more willing to spend lots of money, according to a new
It’s hard to find the best person for the job through an interview. New research uncovers part of the problem: judging a candidate’s calibre becomes trickier when we’re also trying to sell them the benefits of joining the organisation.
People are more likely to cooperate with others later in life, a new study has revealed.
People who take part-time jobs during their teenage years are boosting their ability to succeed later in life, a new study has found.
The decisions made by financial traders are often heavily influenced by early warning signals sent from the brain, according to new research.
If you're in or not far from your thirties, you're part of the age group that previous research shows is most likely to experience lower workplace wellbeing.
Most employees are not conscious of how they are regarded by their colleagues, a new study has revealed.
IQ was once the only game in town. Now it rubs shoulders with a gaggle of human ability measures such as Emotional Intelligence, Empathy Quotient and Rationality Quotient.
Experts say that spending more time standing at work is good for your physical well-being. Now there's another reason to ditch your office chair. According to psychologists in the US, standing improves group brainstorming sessions.
Congratulations to the three psychologists who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Cary Cooper CBE, who is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University and an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society, was knighted for his services to social science.
What prevents icy relations between two team members chilling the climate for everyone? New research suggests that it’s not enough simply to have plenty of chances to communicate.
A crisis changes everything. Friends are gone, and survivors must adapt to a new, dangerous environment. In the aftermath, predators circle to exploit the weak and vulnerable.
Nursing must be one of the most stressful professions. Not only are the hours long and the work challenging, many nurses are exposed routinely to patient suffering and death.
That is one of the questions that Professor Alan Lewis from Bath University, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, will be seeking to answer at the Cheltenham Science Festival next week.He will be speaking with Paul Lewis from the BBC Radio Four programme ‘Money Box’.
Army reservists who have experienced combat and subsequently return to their civilian jobs have had a hard time readjusting.  
The 2015 conference website will go live soon, with details about the conference themes and keynote speakers. Submissions open on 8 August Here’s what previous delegates have said about our flagship event...
The British Psychological Society’s Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) will be attending the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Learning and Development Show, which is taking place at London Olympia on 30 April to 1 May 2014.
Managers could look at employees' personality traits to determine who is likely to become a so-called cyberslacker - someone who works at home and wastes time on the internet.
How much money do you think you would have to make each year to land yourself in the infamous One Per Cent of salary earners?
The way that brand names use capital and lower case letters is vital to their quick recognition. That is the conclusion of research published in the Society's British Journal of Psychology by a team of researchers led by Dr Manuel Perea from the University of Valencia.
Employees who engage in creative hobbies during their free time could perform better at work than those who do not, according to new research.
Products that attract negative reviews could still sell well - as long as the customer write-ups include polite modifiers, according to a new
An agreement between employers’ federations and trade unions has outlawed after-work emails in France. The deal states that employees need not look at emails before 9am or after 6pm, and that firms cannot pressure people into checking their messages.
Research presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of our Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) has been quoted in a new cross-party report.
A new study has shown that, far from being seen as banter or a victimless crime, sexual harassment in the military can have a significant psychological impact on its victims.
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