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Psychology

How hoteliers handle emotions and stress

Experienced hotel managers maintain a positive attitude while switching among various ways of controlling their emotions, tackling stress and covering their employees’ needs.

Insecure people find it hard to hold jobs

Insecure and frightened people often end up on the dole – living on disability pensions. Dishonest and manipulative people retain their jobs, according to a new Norwegian study.

Mindfulness as useful as therapy to treat depression

The quickest road out of depression might be to simply be aware of how you feel, without trying to change those feelings.

Power alone does not make people pursue pleasure and reward

It is only when their desires are triggered that powerful people are willing to go one step further to fulfil their dreams.

Happiness is not simply satisfaction

A psychology professor thinks our struggles and commitments – our engagement – make us happier with our lives.

Jailhouse rock gives convicts feeling of freedom

“The music becomes a way of dealing with jail existence. But it can also help in managing a life outside,” says a researcher who has studied the effect of rocking behind bars.

Think twice about quick decision-making

Some people have a strong need to make decisions quickly. However, a high need for closure may lead to decisions that are based on poor judgment, warns researcher at BI Norwegian Business School.

Laughter helps policemen cope with their work

The atmosphere is great, and the squad car is filled with jokes. It’s all necessary to handle a stressful kind of work, says a researcher.

Entrepreneurs are more single-minded

But is it because they are born that way, or did they become like that?

How to avoid the pitfalls of job interviews

A new study shows that an employer’s gut feelings often decide who gets a job. Researchers were flies on the wall as five companies recruited staff.