Many look to the holiday season as a joyous time for friends and family. For others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety, and depression. And, while this has always been the case, 2020 is proving to intensify every emotion we typically feel. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have lost loved ones and will be missing people this year. Due to nationwide travel restrictions, our usual travel to see friends and family may not be happening.
Picture this: You have a paper due on Sunday along with two other assignments. You’re trying to “work” from home, which involves sharing a 3-bedroom home with five people all who are relying on the same internet connection. Your to-do list is too long, and your schedule is packed. So, what do you do? You stay up late to work on your assignments when the house is quiet. You cancel your Zoom chat with your friends and bail on the online Barre class that you were going to take—all to make room for things that you must do.
Now more than ever, we are facing changes that may be hard to swallow.
“We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
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.