Burnout and remote working

7 months ago

An exclusive chapter from 'Anti-burnout: How to Create a Psychologically Safe and High-performance Organisation' by Michael Drayton, published by Routledge. Working from home has now become a regular part of many people’s working life. Following the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses rapidly moved to remote working. Most adapted well to the radically changed business environment. Changes that ord...


Good Time Management Seems To Have A Bigger Impact On Wellbeing Than Work Performance

8 months ago

As our lives have become busier, desire to do things quickly and efficiently has grown — something the rise of speed reading apps, lack of break-taking at work, and a general focus on “productivity” has shown. Good time management skills, therefore, are now highly prized both at work and at home. But do such techniques actually work? In a meta-analysis published in PLOS One, Brad Aeon from Conc...


Featured Job: Multiple posts - Clinical Psychologist / Principal Psychologist / Consultant Neuropsychologist

9 months ago

Employer: The Disabilities Trust Dr Jane Vinnicombe, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology and Clinical Lead, works at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s Kerwin Court service, in West Sussex. She outlined the work of the Trust and these roles.   The Trust offers psychologists real opportunities to develop their own practice; to work flexibly and innovatively. BIRT is part of ...


Featured job: Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, CBT Therapists, and others

10 months ago

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust Meherzin Das, Trustwide Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychological Therapies, says ‘We’re looking for passionate and committed clinicians’. Reading the role descriptions in ten different Dorset services certainly confirms that impression. What’s the culture of the Trust? ‘I’d describe it as forward-thinking, a PDSA cycle in perpetual mot...


Coping With Remote Working During Covid-19: The Latest Research, Digested

12 months ago

Covid-19 has changed our working lives, perhaps for good. Home-working is now common, and many of us have been doing it for months. With changing rules and guidelines, some of us have even gone from home-working to socially distanced office-working, to working back at home again. So what do we know about how these changes are affecting our mental health — and what can we do to make our new work...


Virtual Interviewing - Using the research to promote best practice

over 1 year ago

By Rianne Silvey - Senior Business Psychologist at Psychological Consultancy Ltd Organisations have certainly embraced the use of technology within their recruitment practices. With Covid-19 this switch to virtual interviewing is likely to become the norm, at least for the time being. I’ve been hearing lots of comments, questions and some concern about managing the move to a more virtual select...


Leaders Show Distinct Body Language Depending On Whether They Gain Authority Through Prestige Or Dominance

almost 2 years ago

By Emma Young All kinds of animals use their bodies to signal a high social rank — humans included. But a growing body of research suggests that, for us at least, there are two distinct routes to becoming a leader. One entails earning respect and followers by demonstrating your knowledge and expertise, which confers prestige. An alternative strategy is to use aggression and intimidation to scar...


Spending More Time On Your Hobbies Can Boost Confidence At Work — If They Are Sufficiently Different From Your Job

almost 2 years ago

By Matthew Warren None of us enjoys having our job cut into our leisure time. So the next time your boss asks you to work late and miss your band rehearsal or board game night, point them to a new study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Researchers have found that spending more time on a hobby can boost people’s confidence in their ability to perform their job well. But watch out — if your...


Careers in Psychology 2019

about 2 years ago

This is the perfect event for anyone looking to discover where psychology can take them in their chosen career - in fact, more than 750,000 people in the UK currently work in an area that involves psychology. This free event will help you to find out more about the different career options that are available, with inspirational talks from psychologists across several fields giving you an insigh...


Featured Job: Forensic Psychologists

over 2 years ago

From the July 2019 issue of the Psychologist - advertisement feature HMPPS psychologists have opportunities to pursue their professional interests within a flexible working environment. But it’s the chance to really change lives and prevent future victims that makes the career so unique. Lucy Dye is a senior forensic psychologist, working as part of a regional team across multiple establishment...