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Livening up sparse office environments with plants could make employees happier and businesses more profitable, according to a new study from Cardiff University.

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Please celebrate with us @ City Hall on the evening of

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Seminar to Coincide with UK National Work-Life Balance Week

Friday 26 September 2014, 2pm
BPS London

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A study from North Illinois University looked at the impact of positive and neutral feedback during job interviews. Under positive and neutral feedback, more relaxed participants gave better interviews than their anxious counterparts, ma

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The physical environment in which nurses work can have a big effect on their job satisfaction levels, according to new

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Security is more of a priority to people with a higher job status than privacy, according to a new study.

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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.

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People are more likely to cooperate with others later in life, a new study has revealed.

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The DOP Professional and Educational Qualifications (PEQ) Strategy Group is now in a position to present to key stakeholders and to the Division, revised standards for stage 2. We would therefore like to invite current supervisors, assessors, employer representatives and candidates (as well as those who might have recently completed) to view and reflect on the proposed standards and give us your views and comments using a brief questionnaire. Your opinion is vital to us to shape the standards that will underpin the future of our profession, and we thank you in advance for taking part in this consultation.

 

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People who take part-time jobs during their teenage years are boosting their ability to succeed later in life, a new study has found.

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The decisions made by financial traders are often heavily influenced by early warning signals sent from the brain, according to new research.

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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.

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Most employees are not conscious of how they are regarded by their colleagues, a new study has revealed.

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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.

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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.

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"How can Occupational Psychology be more influential in Scotland?"

The appliance of behavioural science to:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The ambulance service could be risking breakdown if officials do not take better care of paramedics, a new report from the trade union Unison

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Recruits to the Afghan National Army will need to be taught not just by military educators, but by psychologists as well.
 

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Army reservists who have experienced combat and subsequently return to their civilian jobs have had a hard time readjusting.
 

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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.

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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.

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