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For most of us in the U.S., a large part of who we are is defined by what we do. On average we spend over a third of our day working – often brining work home in the evenings or on weekends. 
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Psychologist speaking with a patient in a well-lit office
What is it about humans that we kill each other?  Why are there so many killings?  Are we, as a species, pre-programmed to be violent?  Is violence part of human nature?
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Psychologist speaking with a patient in a well-lit office
Do you think you are a better-than-average driver?  Chances are you do.  And you know what?  So do 80-90% of other drivers. On the old radio show “Prairie Home Companion,” there was a fictitious town called Lake Wobegon where “all the children are above average.”  Think about that for a second: not everyone can be...
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Let’s just face it, as scary as they are, psychopaths fascinate us! Psychopathy has earned a place both in science and pop culture. Just look at the most recent episode of Law & Order: SVU or Criminal Minds to find the latest manifestation of psychopathy on the screen. 
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The majority of individuals who have held a job have likely had their performance evaluated in some form. Employee reactions to and acceptance of performance appraisal may be key indicators of effectiveness of the appraisal system. Dr. Henning and her colleagues were interested in looking at how people respond to receiving positive and negative performance...
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Most everyone has heard of the famous psychologist Sigmund Freud. Although he wasn’t the first psychologist, he is probably the most well-known psychologist of all time. He was a prolific writer, and he developed many theories. Is there some way to capture the basic overview of his theories? I have developed this “Freud in a...
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Next time some offers you an extended warranty, the question to ask yourself is “Where do I fall on the risk scale?” If you fall near the risk-averse end, you may be more comfortable buying the warranty. But if you fall near the risk-loving end, you will be more comfortable declining the warranty. Like most things in psychology,...
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What are employers looking for in potential employees? Bill Coplin’s book, 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, identifies ten specific skills employers value. Read on and learn how a Psychology degree can help you become a more competitive applicant for just about any job.
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Global warming, melting polar ice caps, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, super-storms like Sandy and Katrina—could psychology possibly have any ways to solve problems like these?
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