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

1 day 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...

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Virtual Interviewing - Using the research to promote best practice

8 months 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...

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

10 months 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...

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

10 months 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...

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Careers in Psychology 2019

about 1 year 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...

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Featured Job: Forensic Psychologists

over 1 year 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...

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Featured Job: Elysium Psychology Graduates Academy

over 1 year ago

From the April 2019 issue of the Psychologist - advertisement feature Professor Nick Alderman, Clinical Director of Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Services at Elysium Neurological Services answers our questions about the Academy. What is the Elysium Psychology Graduate Academy? A programme designed to help psychology graduates develop their CV’s, progressing towards Chartered status; the clini...

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How to Find Your Calling, According to Psychology

about 2 years ago

By Christian Jarrett “Look. You can’t plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion—what you really care about.” Barack Obama, as quoted by David Gergen (cited in Jachimowicz et al, 2018). This Saturday Nov 17 in Newcastle is the first of two BPS careers events – “perfect for anyone looking to discover where psychology can take them in their chosen career.” A second fol...

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Careers in Psychology 2018

over 2 years ago

This is the perfect event for anyone looking to discover where psychology can take them in their chosen career. Psychology is a diverse and rewarding option - more than 750,000 people in the UK currently work in an area that involves psychology. This event will help you to find out more about the different career options that are available, with inspirational talks from psychologists across sev...

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Open-plan offices drive down face-to-face interactions and increase use of email

over 2 years ago

By Christian Jarrett As well as their cost-saving appeal, the rationale for large open-plan offices is that they are expected to act as a crucible for human chemistry, increasing face-to-face encounters between colleagues to the benefit of creativity and collaboration. Unfortunately it’s well-established that most workers don’t like them, such is the fundamental human need for privacy and contr...

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