Dr. Christian Jarrett seeks out exciting new research and showcases its relevance for life. A psychologist turned writer, he’s editor of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest blog, contributor to New York, author of The Rough Guide to Psychology and Great Myths of the Brain. On Twitter @Psych_Writer.
Humblebragging, the right way.
By Christian Jarrett
Embracing your inner "healthy neurotic" is good for your career.
Put your ego aside—withholding feedback shortchanges both you and the recipient.
Women are more likely to be promoted when an organization is already failing. Men are seen as "less masculine" when working for a woman.
Creativity isn't the result of a high IQ or being "right-brained." Before you get set to work on your next project, know what's actually holding you back and what's all in your head.
As much as we may try, there is no wall between our work selves and our home selves. Keeping a balance means getting real with how one affects the other.
Chance and luck are important parts of success. The best way to capitalize on this phenomenon? Leave yourself open to uncertainty.
When we introduce money into the creative equation, it can have profound effects on our mindset affecting our perception of time, morality, and more.
The temporary pain of negative feedback is nothing compared with the crushing experience of project failure.
Research says empathizing with our customers helps us overcome creative blocks and feel more energized than ever.
"Act as if" and your body language (and mood) will eventually follow suit.
Keep your friends close, you'll need them when it comes time to make a tough decision.