You’ve been in school almost your whole life and now you want to take a year off before going to college. Maybe this sounds like a good idea – if you can afford it – but new research by Evan Riehl, assistant professor in the ILR School, and co-author Nicolás de Roux of the Universidad… Read More Maybe that gap year isn’t such a good idea after all?
Wait, is blogging working or not? If so, I could be in trouble as working a nontraditional schedule, and checking in at all hours of the day, night and weekends, is not necessarily a good thing. No shit, Sherlock: Working during non-standard (vs. standard) work time harms intrinsic motivation. This is driven by upward counterfactual… Read More Depressing find: Working, studying in ‘off’ hours can harm motivation
“Changing your daily schedule to better suit your biological clock may help you become more productive. Discover when your peak times might be.” I found this claim here, but there is much, much more. But is this correct? New research says ‘probably not’, although the amount of test persons is not that big, to be fair. From the… Read More Productivity gurus are probably incorrect when they talk about doing tasks and the biological clock
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…
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
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?
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)
Ah, procrastination. The little devil that makes that by the end of the day you feel guilty because you did so little. Maybe you think deadlines could help people to procrastinate less, but it’s more complicated. New research has found through a field experiment that if you want someone to help you out with something,… Read More How to avoid procrastination? Don’t use long deadlines!
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