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Worrying about family problems during work time increases conflict with work colleagues and can lead to spousal arguments at home in the evening says a study published this week in the British Psychological Society’s Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
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.
"How can Occupational Psychology be more influential in Scotland?" The appliance of behavioural science to:
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.
The ambulance service could be risking breakdown if officials do not take better care of paramedics, a new report from the trade union Unison
Recruits to the Afghan National Army will need to be taught not just by military educators, but by psychologists as well.  
Army reservists who have experienced combat and subsequently return to their civilian jobs have had a hard time readjusting.  
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?
Employees who engage in creative hobbies during their free time could perform better at work than those who do not, according to new research.
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.
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.
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.
British soldiers are being forced to work so many hours each week that they could be experiencing harm to their mental health, a new report has found. The document came from the Army Families Federation (AFF), which surveyed 2,587 British soldiers and their relatives online.
Our Scottish Branch - Meur Albannach in Gaelic - is holding its Annual General Meeting and a scientific meeting at the Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 14 February. The day will also see the AGMs of the Scottish branches of two Society Divisions.
Building on the success of previous conferences, the themes for this year will be:
A relaxing holiday may be a lovely prospect, but people who fill their breaks with activities are likely to find it easier to fit back into their working life afterwards.
Having women on corporate boards could be more vital than businesses think - because they could save a considerable amount of money on new deals.
Creating a more positive environment in which to work could be all it takes to provide employees with a significant boost to their wellbeing, new research has sug
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