3 Reasons Demand For Psychological Safety Is Exploding – Forbes

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The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed prolonged isolation and compounded stress, knocking us out of our equilibrium and uprooting our sense of belonging. Just ask my colleague in Melbourne, Australia who has endured 262 days of lockdown. If that weren’t enough, add the eruption of racial tensions to the mix.

As the crisis continues, the demand curve for psychological safety rockets up. Look at the Google search history on the term. This is no passing fad; interest in psychological safety as a concept is now giving way to demand for the condition. Employees now see it as a term of employment, not only in North America and Western Eu…….

Florida surgeon general blasts ‘testing psychology’ around COVID-19 | TheHill – The Hill

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said on Monday it was time to “unwind” the “testing psychology” many Americans have developed throughout the pandemic, as COVID-19 cases surge in his state. 

“We are going to be working to unwind the sort of testing psychology that our federal leadership has managed to, unfortunately, get most of the country in over the last two years,” Ladapo said at a news conference Monday. 

As Omicron surges, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo says the state is working to “unwind” the COVID “testing psychology” that the federal government has prioritized. pic.twitter.com/cju0o1uVJm

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Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo Points To Need For ‘High-Value’ Testing – CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant, Florida’s surgeon general on Monday indicated the state Department of Health would issue guidance that would “unwind the testing psychology” of the federal government.

Comments by Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and Gov. Ron DeSantis taking aim at mass testing came after President Joe Biden’s administration last month announced a plan to distribute 500 million at-home coronavirus tests to Americans.

READ MORE: South Florida Hospitals Dealing With Omicron Surge

“We need to unwind this … planning and living one’s life around testing,” Ladapo said during…….

Gambling Psychology, Inflation Fears, The Flattening Yield Curve, and Why Mortgage Prices are Sometimes “Sticky” – Mortgage News Daily

Gambling Psychology, Inflation Fears, The Flattening Yield Curve, and Why Mortgage Prices are Sometimes “Sticky”

A “handsel” is a gift given to wish good luck for the year ahead. The word dates back to the 1300s, and derives from “hand” and “selen,” an Old English word meaning gift or donation, a cousin of the word “sell.” A handsel can also be the first instalment of a payment or bond, although we tend to use the less colorful term “first payment.” The word “mortgage” comes from Old French “morgage,” literally “dead pledge,” from mort (dead) and gage (pledge). The term “mortgage” is used int…….

The psychology of sticking to your goals – Minnesota Public Radio News

What’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to spend less and save more? Do you plan to get in shape? Lose some weight? Read more books? Stay in better touch with loved ones? Eat healthier? Work more? Relax more? 

Whatever kind of change you want to make, saying it out loud is the first step. Committing to getting it done is the second step. The third step? Well, that’s the hardest step of all, isn’t it? Sticking to your goals so that you can reach them is difficult for everyone. But understanding the psychology of sticking to your goals will help you get there. 

At 9 a.m. Monday, host Angela Davis talks with three experts on establishing and meeting you…….

The Myth of Tribalism – The Atlantic

By now, even people who differ on nearly all issues seem to agree on at least one thing: American politics has become riven by tribal conflict. Tucker Carlson claims that “schools are creating tribalism in our kids.” Former President Barack Obama has warned that we risk “turning away from democratic principles in favor of tribalism and ‘might makes right.’” As the journalist George Packer, now of The Atlantic, once summarized the problem, “American politics today requires a word as primal as ‘tribe’ to get at the blind allegiances and huge passions of partisan affiliation. Tribes demand loyalty, and in return they confer the security …….

Exploring Different Careers in Psychology – UCF

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior in both humans and non-humans. This field looks at using science to understand why people do the things they do while working to create innovative ways to treat the myriad expressions of mental illness. Psychologists use many different tactics to study the relationships between the brain, environment, and behavior.

The American Psychological Association suggests that psychology “benefits society and enhances our lives. Psychologists examine the relationships between brain function and behavior…applying what they learn to illuminate and improve the world around us.”

What does …….

Sarasota school psychologist hit by wave of loss and grief is helped by Season of Sharing – Yahoo News

Candis Castorani, 39, of Sarasota is a school psychologist for Sarasota schools and mother of two, Sophia, 7, and Mia, 14 months.

Candis Castorani knew exactly when she found her path in life.

It was during a lecture in a college class called Introduction to Psychology. The professor was addressing questions she’d long wondered about the workings of the brain. For years she’d watched a relative grapple with anxiety. Why does this happen? And how can we make things better?

Castorani was a confident young woman, quiet, self-motivated and driven – a natural leader, the go-to person friends turned to in a jam.

Psychology felt like a perfect fit with her goals –…….

You need to watch the best sci-fi psychological thriller on HBO Max ASAP – Inverse

Streaming has done a lot of good for the world, but it’s also done a number on one of my favorite ‘90s films. A 1998 sci-fi thriller that’s become a commentary on just what we see as acceptable adolescent conduct, only the censored version is streaming, while the full cut couldn’t even be found on, shall we say, other sources.

So why should you still watch Disturbing Behavior? There are many reasons, in spite of flaws which can mostly be laid at the feet of studio skittishness. It’s not that films about unreasonable, out-of-touch adults persecuting terrified teenagers haven’t been made before. But what makes Disturbing Behavior so unsettling is how much the dark current…….