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It’s official: power creates a narcissist Society

It’s official: power creates a narcissist

May 22 2018

By Linda McSweeny

What comes first: the power or the narcissism? Research psychological research suggests that holding a position of privilege may fuel toxic tendencies

How tough fitness goals can put us off being active Work & performance

How tough fitness goals can put us off being active

April 24 2018

By Christian Swann, Associate Research Fellow, University of Wollongong, Simon Rosenbaum, Society For Mental Health Research Early Career Fellow, UNSW

Strict targets are hailed as key to top performance. But researchers have found they hold many people back

Five vital things you can’t do properly when you’re on your phone Work & performance

Five vital things you can’t do properly when you’re on your phone

December 30 2017

By Gemma Briggs, Lecturer in psychology, The Open University, Graham Hole, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sussex

In a recent RAC survey, 26% of UK 1,700 motorists reported using a handheld mobile phone while driving, despite it being illegal. In response, road safety charity Brake, argued that society’s phone “addiction” can have very serious consequences. A quick online search throws up many articles suggesting that people are “glued” to their smartphones and…

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