The Psychology of Cheating in Sports

There’s a long history of athletes who have cheated. The examples are so rampant that it’s difficult to even summarize the presence of cheating in sports. Three of the major American professional sports have been impacted. Major League Baseball saw the Black Sox Scandal in the early part of the 20th century, and in the… Read more »

Blowing the Whistle on Home Field Advantage

It’s easy to believe in the power of home field advantage. Teams regularly avoid resting their stars later in the season when jockeying for playoff seeding just to earn the right to play in front of their home fans. Look at football, where the term “12th man” has emerged to describe how fans act like… Read more »

The Rundown on Different Types of Running

Runners looking to enhance their skill and reduce their risk of injury have some difficult decisions to make. After all, up to 79% of distance runners experience one injury or more per year, based on a literature review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. From training regimens to the proper footwear, it’s tricky… Read more »

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

In the general public, there can be confusion over anaerobic vs. aerobic exercise. Often, the discussion surrounds which form of exercise is better for weight loss or overall fitness. While there are important differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise, both are important. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), adults should… Read more »

Persuasive Communication in Business Negotiations

Business negotiations aren’t confined to contract talks with third parties or discussions about a raise in salary. They take place in brainstorming sessions, elevator pitches to potential investors, and everyday conversations with coworkers. Mastering persuasive communication in business is essential to a successful career, regardless of your position. So, how do you master those important… Read more »

Success Mindset: Applying Psychological Principles to Business

What does it take to become successful in the business world? To start, you could certainly point to having a strong set of skills and the right type of knowledge. Those qualities are important, but they’re not everything. Consider how a survey from Indeed questioned 1,000 employers about the most impressive top performer they’ve ever… Read more »

Optimism vs. Realism: How to Strike a Balance to Make Better Business Decisions

The Windows Phone was a make-or-break product during Steve Ballmer’s tenure as CEO of Microsoft. Before the device launched in 2010, there were signs that investors and employees had lost confidence in Ballmer’s performance according to Reuters. Capturing a share of the mobile market must have seemed like an effective way to regain their support…. Read more »

Why Your Workplace Mindset Matters

Looking for an edge in your upcoming phone interview? Maybe you should dress up, even though your interviewer won’t actually see you. It might seem like it wouldn’t matter, but having your favorite suit or dress on can enhance your confidence and the way you think. Studies in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that… Read more »

Have Common Core Standards Changed Mathematics?

What Is — and Isn’t — Different in Today’s K-12 Math Classrooms It’s common practice for mathematics teachers to provide this three-word instruction when they hand out tests: “show your work.” It’s how they check if students have understood concepts that were covered in class. That said, Common Core math standards are changing what it… Read more »

Serving Others: A Guide to the BSW Job Market

Social work is about assisting those in need. Everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life and to have someone willing to fight for them. Social workers do that, and their service takes many forms. The job market for service-centered jobs is large and varied, and sometimes all it takes to start this career is a… Read more »