Organizational psychologists’ impact on the workplace extends much further than ensuring all employees are happy and content —they can help establish a company’s culture.
We have been hearing about COVID-19 in the news daily – hourly, in fact. This virus is having devastating effects on our health, the health of our loved ones, and those all around the world.
One thing that hasn’t received as much attention is the effect it is having on our mental health. If you already suffer from anxiety, it may be heightened. You may be worried about you or a loved one contracting this virus, leaving the house, or losing your job.
How can you put your mind at ease? Start with these tips.
If you’ve ever thought about how you can make your work a happier place, you’ve got it all backward. According to Johnson & Wales organizational psychology professor and online instructor, Scott Lyons Ed.D., happiness at work is an effect of a greater cause. “I come from the school of thought that organizations can be misguided if they are searching for happiness rather than good health or a positive organizational culture,” Lyons said.
When someone hears that another person is pursuing their degree in psychology, many people quickly assume that they’re hoping to one day become a practicing psychologist who sees patients. However, to the surprise of many, most graduates don’t actually end up directly in that field. According to Johnson & Wales professor and online instructor K. Baruth Ph.D., the career possibilities are endless with a degree in psychology.
Gain a deeper understanding of human behavior by minoring in psychology online at Johnson & Wales.
Enhance your career, no matter which field you choose to pursue, by examining the complex and fascinating interactions between people and the world around them through this psychology minor online.
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A new year, a fresh start, a new you. Why do we make New Year’s resolutions?
We live in a world where we are all striving for happiness. Marketers capitalize on this quite a bit because happiness is actually big business. Think about all of the marketing ads that you see geared toward the idea of “New Year, New You”—gym memberships, beauty products, and so many more. When we see these ads, they drive us to think about our own resolutions.
Autumn has always been my favorite season – the crisp air, the colorful changing of the leaves (not raking them, of course), and the spirit that seems to positively reverberate as we near Thanksgiving. Since it is a non-denominational holiday, it always makes me grateful, particularly for friends.
With a love of travel and a career that occasionally takes him on the road, Brian Butterworth ’19 MBA - Organizational Psychology thought hard about how going back to school could ever be a possibility. But after over 10 years working at his current job, his self-mantra of “never stop learning” paired with his desire to advance his career was pointing to one thing, a graduate degree.
An elevated heart rate. Sweaty palms. Clenched teeth. A loud, blood-curdling scream.
For the main character of a horror movie, these are the telltale indicators of fear. For those of us lucky enough to be sitting on the couch watching the movie, they induce more excitement than fear.
Life is a juggling act, and this became very apparent to me as I was working in a college counseling center. Many students wear multiple hats in their personal lives—professional, employer, friend, parent, spouse, partner, and child. The list seems to go on infinitely. In my role, I noticed that student mental health was frequently overlooked due to the busy nature of life, and that it was not a priority like it should be.