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The Division of Clinical Psychology Scotland (DCP-S) and Division of Occupational Psychology Scotland (DOP-S) are organising Applying Psychology to Improve the Culture of Care: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions.

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When the morning alarm carves us out of our slumber, restoring the previous night’s raspy throat and foggy head, we have a decision to make: get up and go, or call in sick. What happens next is influenced by workplace norms about whether absence is commonplace or exceptional, a current pulling us towards the office or letting us settle back into bed.

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Big-wigs have much to gain from ingratiating themselves with even bigger ones. But ingratiators face a dilemma: no one likes a suck-up, and people at the top of the food chain have plenty of practice in detecting and dismissing them.

A new article discussed on our Research Digest blog finds that company directors get around this dilemma by employing a clever psychological tactic.

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A new study has interviewed 135 people in 10 different occupations to explore times when work was meaningful or meaningless.

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This interactive and experiential workshop offers a novel, collaborative and practical approach to creating and sustaining inclusive cultures

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Already offering assessments and want to make sure your practice meets best practice guidelines?

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Do you want to offer this service to your adult clients? 

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Introduction to a methodology to enable leaders and managers to let go of control; provide routes to collaboration, and to work towards developing individuals to self-manage

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Working for a commercial organisation, especially in a senior position, there may be more scope for bigger pay cheques, performance bonuses and a company car.

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According to the philosophy of 'lean space management', a minimalist workspace shorn of clutter is distraction-free and ideal for productivity.

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Gain insight into work-life balance issues nd a range of practical tools to use in your own practice

Timetable

09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging.

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Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.

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People portrayed as stronger storytellers are considered as higher status than those that aren’t – and this status can make them more romantically attractive, at least in the eyes of women.

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The refugee crisis across Europe has raised important issues for UK occupational psychologists, including the employment, support and development of refugees in our workplaces.

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People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored.

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A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.

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Anyone will tell you that the most successful organisations have leaders who match the company culture.

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If you are a Trainee Occupational Psychologist or are planning to enrol as one in the future, then this event is definitely for you.

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We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend a free 3 hour speaker and networking session, with a complimentary glass of wine.

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The Division has had quite an active year, keeping the wider committee very busy. I thank every volunteer who generously gave of their time in 2015, and Hazel Lacey the Division’s Co-ordinator, who supported us over the year.

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When calling an ambulance, every second counts. So when an ambulance service in South Africa wanted to speed up their response time, who did they call? Psychologists, of course.

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We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend a free 2 hour interactive workshop.  The session is aimed at students, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in learning more about the psychology of green

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They say that if you want to get something done, you should ask a busy person.

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In the old days, a break from work used to involve a chat in the canteen, a crossword, or time spent gazing out the window.

Nowadays, of course, we have smartphones to fill our spare minutes. Is this a good thing?

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