Dr. Christian Jarrett seeks out exciting new research and showcases its relevance for life. A psychologist turned writer, he’s editor and creator of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest blog, a columnist on personality for BBC Future, and author of The Rough Guide to Psychology and Great Myths of the Brain. He's currently working on his next book, Personology. On Twitter @Psych_Writer.
Women are more likely to be promoted when an organization is already failing. Men are seen as "less masculine" when working for a woman.
- February 2015
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.
- November 2014
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.
- September 2014
Chance and luck are important parts of success. The best way to capitalize on this phenomenon? Leave yourself open to uncertainty.
- June 2014
When we introduce money into the creative equation, it can have profound effects on our mindset affecting our perception of time, morality, and more.
- May 2014
The temporary pain of negative feedback is nothing compared with the crushing experience of project failure.
- January 2014
Research says empathizing with our customers helps us overcome creative blocks and feel more energized than ever.
- November 2013
"Act as if" and your body language (and mood) will eventually follow suit.
- October 2013
Keep your friends close, you'll need them when it comes time to make a tough decision.
- September 2013
The perfect office: high ceilings, lots of colors, and round furniture. And plants. Don't forget the plants.
- July 2013
The mere presence of other people can boost your performance, and 8 other research-backed findings about collaboration and teamwork.
- June 2013
When we chunk our lives into "seasons" and "episodes," we are more likely to successfully change ourselves for the better.