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Workplace Psychology

  1. work
    The 4 Personality Traits That Keep You From Making More MoneyHow to tell if you’re an “underearner.”
  2. science of us
    How to Turn a Job You Hate Into One You LikeWhen quitting isn’t an option.
  3. Be Nice to Your Co-workers, Even When They Don’t Deserve ItJust a few small acts of kindness can make the office a better place for everyone.
  4. The Shy Person’s Guide to Dealing With an Aggressive NegotiatorGetting angry right back won’t do you any good.
  5. Employees Are More Motivated When Companies Are Transparent About SalaryA win-win.
  6. Here’s a Pretty Convincing Argument for Making Friends With Your Co-workersIt’s only awkward for a little while.
  7. The Weirdness of Juggling Many Different Roles at WorkIt can be draining. But it doesn’t have to be.
  8. the office
    Let’s All Stop Apologizing for the Delayed Response in Our Emails“You are ruining it for the rest of us (and yourself).”
  9. Why You Trust Email Way More Than You ShouldIt’s not a casual spoken conversation. So why do we treat it like one?
  10. Why Banning the Salary-History Question Is Good for Job ApplicantsIt will help eliminate a common (but costly) cognitive bias.
  11. Complaining at Work May Feel Good, But It’s Also Making You MiserableWhen venting backfires.
  12. Make Some Time in Your Workday for a Communication BreakNo talking, no emails, no Slack.
  13. What Happens to Your Identity When You Lose Your JobIt’s the opposite of impostor syndrome.
  14. Annoying Study Shows Humblebragging Works, Kind OfYou won’t win any friends, but you may get the job.
  15. Bragging About How Busy You Are Just Makes You Seem Bad at Your JobThe humblebrag isn’t working.
  16. How to Stop Your Co-workers From Interrupting You All the TimeTips for the nonconfrontational.
  17. The Key to Productivity Is a Good Desk NeighborThe person you sit next to at work can have a profound effect on your job performance.
  18. The Design Hack That Makes for Friendlier OfficesLet’s make some work pals.
  19. An Easy Way to Get Your Co-workers to Trust You MoreIt’s all about cultivating a sense of warmth.
  20. Why It’s a Good Idea to Fight With Your Co-workers SometimesWorkplace conflict can help you be better at your job.
  21. How Being a Little Bit Selfish Can Make You a More Generous PersonGiving too much of your time and energy can burn you out.
  22. How Telling Jokes at Work Can Seriously BackfireDon’t do it unless you’re positive you’re actually funny.
  23. How to Have an Emotional Meltdown at Work and Get Away With ItIt’s worth a try.
  24. There Are Only Two Kinds of Terrible BossesAnd knowing which category yours falls into can make it easier to deal with them.
  25. One Way to Win at Negotiations: Crack a Dumb JokeAsking for an impossibly high salary — even if you’re obviously kidding — may be a better strategy than playing it straight.
  26. Impostor Syndrome Can Be a Self-Fulfilling ProphecyA new study shows how feeling like a fraud is linked to lower salaries and missed chances for promotion.
  27. This Subconscious Strategy Influences How You Choose Your Work FriendsA new study examines which colleagues we lean on during workplace conflicts.
  28. Bosses Have a Surprising Amount of Influence Over How Their Employees VoteAnd whom they donate to.
  29. Huh, Would You Believe That Forcing Employees to Act Happy Is a Terrible Idea?Lessons from a complaint filed by a former Trader Joe’s employee.
  30. Job Interviews Are a Terrible Way to Find the Right CandidateFace-to-face meetings aren’t nearly as revealing as we like to think they are.
  31. Why It Seems Like So Many of Your Friends Have the Same JobSelection bias pushes members of the same social circle toward similar career paths.
  32. This Wells Fargo Employee Was So Stressed She Started Guzzling Hand SanitizerShe drank “at least a bottle a day” to cope with her workplace anxiety.
  33. Being Helpful at Work Can Make You Worse at Your JobIt’s mentally exhausting.
  34. productivity
    The Internet Has Been Amazing for Disorganized Schlubs Like MeWho needs a “system” when you have Google Docs?
  35. It’s Unbelievable How Many Americans Don’t Use All Their Vacation TimeAnd you won’t believe their reasons for shirking it.
  36. Depression Is Tougher to Shake If You’re the BossThe higher up the corporate ladder you go, the less often antidepressants and therapy actually work.
  37. Your Job Interviewer Is Judging You by Your Terrible Small-Talk SkillsConcerning.
  38. science of us
    To Bond With Your Co-workers, Take Out the Headphones and Blast Happy TunesThe power of a good office soundtrack.
  39. How to Motivate Your Employees: Give Them Compliments and PizzaGive the people what they want. (And what they want is pizza.)
  40. To Seem Better at Your Job, Ignore the Office Dress CodeCasual Friday every day.
  41. To Be Happier at Work, Get a HobbyDon’t rely on your job to make you feel fulfilled.
  42. The Most Effective Way to Get Revenge on a Terrible BossWithout getting fired.
  43. People Are Happiest at Work When They’re Treated Just a Little Like ToddlersClear expectations, with a lot of wiggle room.
  44. There’s a Downside to Keeping Your Work Separate From Your Personal LifeContrary to popular belief, replying to your boss’s email over the weekend may actually be good for the psyche.
  45. Psychologists Want to Remind You That Your Colleagues Exist Outside of Work“Structured unstructured time” — in non-corporate-speak, that’s chitchat — is highly encouraged.
  46. studies
    One Question Google Uses To Predict Job SuccessAn intriguing peek at the tech giant’s hiring process.
  47. The Only Person Who Can Make Your Job Meaningful Is YouEven the best bosses can’t create meaning for their employees.
  48. The Secret to Being a Better Leader: See and Hear OthersStop making this about you.
  49. The Lasting Benefits of Growing Up Around BooksA new study links access to non-schoolbooks in childhood with a higher income later in life.
  50. It’s Easier to Like the Office Jerk If They’re Good at Their JobCompetence, ethics, and likability are a messy triangle.
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