Creativity in the workplace surged due to ‘an awareness of death’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Beth Ellwood Pondering about death amid the COVID-19 crisis may have helped employees come up with creative responses to the pandemic, according to findings published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. U.S. employees who reported increased reflection about death and the meaning of life during the pandemic also reported subsequent increases in creativity at work. The …

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Bedtime TV associated with bad sleep quality in kids, and affects future behavior

By Beth Ellwood  A recent study has found that children who watch TV as part of their bedtime routine get less sleep, experience more sleep problems, and exhibit more attention problems and aggressive behavior six months later. The study, published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development, was conducted among a sample of mainly low-income …

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Listening to happy or sad music before bed could be beneficial to sleep quality

By Emily Manis Do you ever listen to music before bed? That might be helping to keep you well rested. A new study published in Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain suggests that listening to music, whether it be happy or sad, can improve sleep quality and well-being. Poor sleep is something many adults struggle with, …

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Shedding light on key factor influencing perceptions of workplace harassment against atheists

New research suggests that a person’s own religious beliefs play an important role in how they perceive harassment of atheist employees. The study, published in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, found that Evangelical Christians are less likely to perceive a supervisor deriding and proselytizing to an atheist employee as discrimination Despite the growing presence of …

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Economic hardship can take a heavy toll on fathers’ mental health, leading to family conflict

by Joyce Y. Lee For families on low incomes, difficulty paying utility bills, rent, mortgage or health care costs set the stage for parental mental health problems, especially for fathers, that then lead to potentially violent family conflict. These are the key findings of a study I led that was recently published in the journal Family …

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Self-talk and mental imagery improve young tennis players’ serve performance – Study

By Beth Ellwood June 30, 2022 in Cognitive Science A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology adds to a body of research suggesting that mental strategies can improve tennis performance among professional athletes. Among a group of young tennis players, a combination of goal-directed self-talk and motor imagery was most beneficial for …

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TOM OSANJO – A SCHOOL TEACHER WHO THREW AWAY THE CHALK FOR THE PRESS

It wasn’t the heat of Garissa that sent a young Kiswahili teacher fleeing from the classroom and back to Nairobi less than a year after his appointment. It was his love of journalism, a career he always wanted to follow, despite being trained as a teacher. The youngster felt he would ‘waste away’ in North …

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