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August 10, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Impulse Buying Behavior

August 10, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PLOS ONE looked at how state-trait interactions in regulatory focus determines impulse buying behavior. “Our study looks at how a basic motivational theory (regulatory focus theory) can be applied to the phenomenon of impulse buying,” study author Anand Krishna told us. “Regulatory focus differentiates between a promotion focus, in which people are motivated by achieving potential gains or growth goals, and a prevention focus, in which people are motivated by avoiding losses or achieving security goals.” [More]

March 23, 2021
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The View From The Top

March 23, 2021 09:48 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Many believe in the perfect lives of those perceived to be at the top live perfect, effortless lives. The top 1%. Bystanders have a tendency to equate monetary wealth, good looks, good connections, and charisma with “happily ever after”. Many of these observers would deny that there is any disadvantage to holding a position at the summit of the pedestal. [More]

January 21, 2021
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Bond Between the Homeless And Their Dogs.

January 21, 2021 09:11 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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It has been asserted that one of the reasons that many individuals view those who are homeless with disdain is so that the observer can feel better about him/herself. These particular people, with no knowledge of the road that led to homelessness, assume that anyone without a sheltered residence is damaged and “less than”. They, can,(the judges) then, flatter themselves that they are substantial and first-rate. [More]

January 1, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ Communities

January 1, 2021 08:57 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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COVID-19 has affected all communities in some way, economically, physically,and mentally. New data released by the HRC and PSB research found that “LGBTQ people are more likely to have experienced a cut in work hours, are more likely to feel that their personal finances are in worse shape and are more likely to be taking steps to actively prepare for the virus.” [More]

April 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Why Do Some Couples Weather Financial Storms Better Than Others?

April 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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By some predictions, the COVID19 pandemic will cause the worst financial crisis in the US since the Great Depression. Already across the United States many are experiencing pay cuts and job losses, and for couples this may mean a lot of pressure on romantic relationships. Whilst financial struggles are never easy, research from the University of Arizona has found that some couples are better prepared to cope with financial stress than others. [More]

June 4, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why No Pain No Gain And Lots Of This Will Ensure Employees Remain Creative In The Workplace

June 4, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Accounting Review examines whether it is possible to design incentives that make people more creative. “In the contemporary workforce, just about any job that can be automated is being automated,” study author Steven J. Kachelmeier told us. “Routine tasks are now being performed by robots and computers. What this leaves for humans are more judgment-oriented jobs that require creative and innovative solutions to solve unique problems.” [More]