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2011-11-28 08:00:00

Americans who use social media to support causes are more likely to volunteer, ask others to show support for causes WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Slacktivists," popularly portrayed as those individuals who passively "Like" causes on Facebook but are not truly engaged, may be more active--and valuable--than previously thought. According to new findings from the Dynamics of Cause Engagement study, conducted jointly by Georgetown University's Center for Social...

2011-11-18 03:09:50

Study finds that transsexuals who are open about their gender identity have greater job satisfaction and commitment Transsexual individuals who identify themselves as such in the workplace are more likely to have greater satisfaction and commitment to their job than transsexuals who do not, according to a new study from Rice University and Pennsylvania State University. "Trans-parency in the Workplace: How the Experiences of Transsexual Employees Can Be Improved" will appear in an...

2011-11-14 23:35:08

Study finds social networks promote cooperation, discourage selfishness It turns out nice guys can finish first, and David Rand has the evidence to prove it. Rand, a post-doctoral fellow in Harvard's Department of Psychology and a Lecturer in Human Evolutionary Biology, is the lead author of a new paper, which found that dynamic, complex social networks encourage their members to be friendlier and more cooperative, with the possible payoff coming in an expanded social sphere, while...

2011-10-17 19:00:00

Got Conflict? Dr. Janati, an instructor at the University of Minnesota, announced the release of her new top ranked self paced online learning course entitled, âœProtect Yourself from Control Dramas.â The course is available at http://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/courses/courseoverview.cgi?cid=299 â“ visit dailyom.com click on courses, then âœProtect Yourself from Control Dramas.â Dr. Janati helps people...

Taking Steps To Prevent Workplace Violence
2011-10-14 07:22:40

Study helps guide companies HR practices to prevent workplace violence Workplace violence continues to be a topic of great importance to many companies, as tales of extreme cases hit the media. Today's human resources departments spend a great deal of time preparing for these cases. However, a new study in the journal Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR) questions whether time might be better invested in further investigation. In the article "Workplace Violence: Assessing...

2011-10-13 08:13:00

New Recognition Council Paper Highlights Current State of the Industry NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social media is not only transforming the way that people communicate, but it is rapidly becoming a viable tool to recognize and engage employees according to the latest paper issued by Incentive Marketing Association's Recognition Council in conjunction with the Motivation Show held at Chicago's McCormick Place West, October 4-6. In the Social...

2011-09-02 16:45:03

Taking land-use models out of the lab for a test drive with the people who live the models gives scientists a new way to develop possible future scenarios. James Millington, a former post-doctoral researcher at Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) and now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King's College in London, has paired the relatively new use of agent-based land-use modeling with follow-up interviews with the stakeholders in those...

2011-08-29 07:00:00

Speakers respond in down market by taking advantage to expand in multiple regions and disciplines to promote their services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 TopSpeakingDocs Knowledge Transference website (TSDKT), http://www.topspeakingdocs.com is the first speaker repository listing service where speakers, subject matter experts, organizations and individuals can find and interact with each other for a nominal annual listing fee. On-line collaborations are possible within a...

2011-08-24 17:16:05

In the second in a series of articles addressing the current challenges and opportunities for the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), Lucy Gilson of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues argue that insights from the social sciences are vital for advancing the science of HPSR. Such insights include approaches to making generalisations from rich understanding of context, supporting policy learning, and enhancing research rigour and quality. The...

2011-08-17 14:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet the continually evolving needs in the field of psychology, Walden University's School of Psychology is adding new specializations in its online M.S. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Psychology degree programs, which are designed to help professionals meet their career goals and gain expertise and credentials to help others. In addition, many specializations in these programs have been redesigned to offer the latest curriculum, including new...