Work and Business

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.  
Welcome to the website for our 2015 Annual Conference to be held on 5-7 May at the ACC Liverpool which is located on the banks of the River Mersey right next to the iconic Albert Dock.
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.
Psychologists have suggested more may need to be done to protect academics from pressures that could lead to mental health problems.
Would-be entrepreneurs may be better off trusting their instincts when it comes to developing new business ideas, as thinking too much could damage attainment of their goals.
Training in mindfulness could help stressed-out employees to improve their wellbeing, according to a new study.
Workplace harassment usually occurs because of problems with companies' organisational structure, rather than due to personality clashes between employees, suggests a paper published today in the British Psychological Society's Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
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