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2009-08-26 01:40:24

Employees who are invigorated and dedicated at work carry over their positive work experiences for a happier home life, U.S. researchers say. Clive Fullagar, a professor of psychology, Satoris Culbertson, assistant professor of psychology, and Maura Mills, a graduate student in psychology -- all of Kansas State University in Manhattan -- tracked 67 extension agents for two-weeks. The participants responded to two daily surveys, one at the end of their workday and the other immediately before...

2009-08-24 14:17:29

A Kansas State University study shows that invigorated and dedicated employees carry over their positive work experiences for a happier home life.K-State psychology researchers studied how positive work experiences extend into family life and facilitate family interactions. They found that employees who are engaged in their work, which includes higher levels of vigor, more dedication and absorption in daily activities, have better moods and more satisfaction at home.The K-State research group...

2009-07-10 10:45:00

Focusing on technology instead of people is a key factor in events going wrong, according to a major series of reports into crowd behavior and management, published this week.Compiled for the Cabinet Office by researchers from two centers within Leeds University Business School (COSLAC and CSTSD), the reports also claim that over-reliance on technical and IT solutions means we fail to learn the lessons from past disasters.The Understanding Crowd Behaviors reports are the first to bring...

2009-05-27 08:00:00

LONDON, ON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ - According to a recent study from Info-Tech Research Group, IT leaders view poor job performance as the top factor when determining whether to lay off staff. However, this betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of layoffs. "With cost reduction on the brain, many IT decision makers view layoffs as a great chance to remove low performing, negative, or poor-fit employees," says Jennifer Perrier-Knox, senior research analyst with Info-Tech Research...

2009-05-18 00:53:13

The belief that some highly engaged workers will work tirelessly for an organization despite diminishing resources may be disproven, U.S. researchers said. Clemson University psychology professor Thomas Britt found that an engaged employee isn't necessarily committed to the organization. Engaged workers are highly attuned to aspects of their work environment that either will facilitate or thwart job performance. If the workers are not getting the resources they feel they need to perform at...

2009-04-07 09:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies (UoR) has begun enrollment for three new specializations available to all UoR students pursuing an online Master's or Doctoral degree in Psychology: Health and Wellness Psychology, Organizational Consulting, and Sports & Performance Psychology. "Our new specializations look to the future of the field - what experts say Psychology will resemble in 5 to 10 years," said Dr. Stephen Kirkpatrick, Dean of the School...

2008-12-10 09:50:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Telemetree Systems has teamed with Dr. Charles Bishop, the founder and president of Chicago Change Partners, Inc., and Michael Couch, President of Michael Couch & Associates, Inc. to offer the Human Asset Dashboard(TM) a revolutionary talent management system. Human Asset Dashboard(TM) is based on Dr. Bishop's proven Human Asset Inventory(R), creating a robust view of an organization's leadership pipeline of talent by melding an effective talent...

2008-12-01 10:38:00

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Field Ranks in Top Three Hottest Careers PHOENIX, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Phoenix' School of Advanced Studies recently launched a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology to meet the growing demand for highly qualified practitioners in the field. According to an msn.careerbuilder.com survey, Industrial/Organizational Psychology ranks in the top three hottest careers in the nation in relation to highest...

2008-10-07 03:00:20

By McIntosh, Kent Flannery, K Brigid; Sugai, George; Braun, Drew H; Cochrane, Krysta L Given the increased risk factors in the transition from middle school to high school, this study tracked academic and school discipline records for students receiving general and special education services as they transitioned from Grade 8 to Grade 9. The authors employed analysis of variance and structural equation modeling to determine the significance and strength of the relationship between academic...

2008-07-16 03:00:44

By Muscott, Howard S Szczesiul, Stacy; Berk, Becky; Staub, Kathy; Hoover, Jane; Perry-Chisholm, Paula Our nation's schools are faced with complex and deep-rooted challenges such as poverty, discrimination, weak school-family relationships, low student motivation, and high student mobility. These challenges must be overcome if children and youth are to meet their needs for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity (Brendtro, Brokenleg, & Van Bockern, 1990); experience social...


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