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Dopamine Response Influences How Hard We Work

Dopamine Response Influences How Hard We Work | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

People with a greater dopamine response in the reward and motivation areas of the brain - the striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex - tend to try harder, even when the odds are stacked up against them, compared to those with low dopamine response

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The Best Medicine For A Stressed Worker

The Best Medicine For A Stressed Worker | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A worker experiencing the stress of intense workdays might develop somatic symptoms, such as stomach ache or headache, which will eventually lead to taking leave of absence.
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Working Mothers Multitask More Than Fathers, And Don't Like It

Working Mothers Multitask More Than Fathers, And Don't Like It | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
American mothers are multitasking for 48.3 hours each week, compared to 38.9 hours working fathers put in, researchers from Michigan State University reported in American Sociological Review...
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Work-focused psychotherapy can help employees return to work sooner

Work-focused psychotherapy can help employees return to work sooner | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Employees on sick leave with common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety fully returned to work sooner when therapy deals with work-related problems and how to get back on the job, according to new research published by the...
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6 Unusual Psychology Jobs

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We usually think of psychologists as seeing clients, conducting research, teaching at universities or holding high administrative positions. But psychologists also work in many unexpected places and on many unexpected topics — perhaps far more than you’d think

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