What’s the best way to improve a sad mood? The answer may surprise you…

Ok, sorry for the clickbait title, but the answer did surprise me: it may be whatever skill you think you’re best at! When I thought a bit further it became a No shirt, Sherlock-example. From the press release: Think you’re good at mindfulness techniques? Then that may work best for you. Or do you believe… Read More What’s the best way to improve a sad mood? The answer may surprise you…

Four strategies how we deceive ourselves to keep a positive self-image

Maybe we tell the biggest lies to ourselves? Ok, that’s maybe too harsh, but still. Deceiving yourself is normal and can be useful in the short term; but not in the long term. This new study by a team of philosophers examined self-deception and found four strategies we use to keep a positive self-image. From… Read More Four strategies how we deceive ourselves to keep a positive self-image

Can your personality affect your job performance?

Well, it depends on your job tells a meta-meta-analysis of multiple meta-analyses of the five big personality traits and examined their effect on job performance. The study in short: Occupational characteristics moderate relations of personality and performance in major occupational groups. Personality–occupational performance relations differ considerably across nine major occupational groups. Traits show higher criterion-related… Read More Can your personality affect your job performance?

Adolescent behaviors and outcomes in early adulthood (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Justin Hill: A recent meta-analysis and narrative synthesis on the association between psychosocial factors during adolescence and participation in education and employment as a young adult was conducted by Sumeyra N. Tayfur and colleagues.… Read More Adolescent behaviors and outcomes in early adulthood (Best Evidence in Brief)

Study reveals the possible negative effect on wellbeing of the integration of automation and AI in the workplace

A couple of years ago I experienced a big fear amongst my students that soon they would be replaced as teachers by computers. That is possibly why I’m not that surprised by the results of this study that demonstrates that the integration of automation and AI in the workplace has mixed, even negative impacts, on… Read More Study reveals the possible negative effect on wellbeing of the integration of automation and AI in the workplace