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  • September 11, 2013
  • 08:02 AM
  • 828 views

Improving working relationships in your ethnically diverse jury

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

The study at the heart of today’s post is unusually intriguing. It’s all about train riding, and how increases in negative mood of all passengers occurred as “the percentage of ethnic out-group members aboard their train increased”. We’ve written before about how gender can result in group tensions when group members (male and female) don’t […]

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  • September 11, 2013
  • 02:39 AM
  • 618 views

The Plight of Being a Boycotter

by Eric Horowitz in peer-reviewed by my neurons

It’s Sunday afternoon and you and a friend are strolling down the boulevard, peeking into various store windows in the hope of finding a breathtaking fall outfit. Suddenly, staring back at you from the Ambercrombie window is a stunning sweater vest. It’s exactly what your friend needs for his online dating site photo. But when […]... Read more »

  • September 7, 2013
  • 09:36 AM
  • 928 views

“Bad” Moods, Adaptive [Lawyer & Judge] Thinking Styles and Superior Outcomes for Cognition, Judgments, Motivation, and Social Behavior

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Bad moods are not all bad.  A leading affective science researcher recently reviewed the evidence for the benefits of negative mood for thinking and behavior.  A main take-home point gets directed toward the happiness “gurus” – those who stress a unilateral emphasis on the benefits of happiness.  Those “experts” may not be steering the [...]The post “Bad” Moods, Adaptive [Lawyer & Judge] Thinking Styles and Superior Outcomes for Cognition, Judgme........ Read more »

  • August 28, 2013
  • 01:10 AM
  • 845 views

How Can We Make School Less Threatening?

by Eric Horowitz in peer-reviewed by my neurons

I have a new article in Pacific Standard about the power of threatening information — if you haven’t read it, do it now. (Seriously, go read it.) While the article focuses on how self-image concerns create a disconnect between what a policy’s supporters perceive to be effective arguments and what arguments are likely to actually persuade […]... Read more »

  • August 27, 2013
  • 01:05 PM
  • 1,218 views

The science behind a midlife crisis: are you having one?

by Stuart Farrimond in Dr Stu's Science Blog

Rock concerts, fast cars and beach holidays – a midlife crisis sounds like a dream. If you happen to be a child of a parent going through a 40-something identity crisis – then you’re probably in for a great time. Just because you’ve bought a ridiculously overpriced motorbike and you’re over 35, does it mean … Continue reading »... Read more »

Alexandra M. Freund, & Johannes O. Ritter. (2008) Midlife Crisis: A Debate – A Mini-Review. Gerontology. DOI: 10.1159/000227322  

Elaine Wethington. (2000) Expecting Stress: Americans and the “Midlife Crisis”. Motivation and Emotion, 24(2). info:/

  • August 19, 2013
  • 12:58 AM
  • 841 views

The “Wrong Stuff”, Perils of the Positive, and Dysfunctional [Legal] Leadership Development: Derailers From the “Dark Side” of Personality Which Devastate Morale, Accelerate Burnout, and Destroy Careers

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

“Bad bosses” – incompetent managers and leaders – possess the “wrong stuff”.  That “wrong stuff” makes the troops miserable, devastates employee engagement, and erodes job satisfaction. Bad bosses contribute significantly to job burnout, and cost businesses and firms an estimated $500 thousand to 2.7 million per leader, in part due to “causing enormous medical costs”, [...]The post The “Wrong Stuff”, Perils of the Positive........ Read more »

  • August 13, 2013
  • 08:34 PM
  • 924 views

Trait Emotional Intelligence [EI] and Lawyers: EI As a Shield Against Burnout and Job Dissatisfaction

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Research recently showed that trait emotional intelligence [EI], appears to operate as a significant factor in protecting lawyers from burnout and job dissatisfaction and enhancing lawyer job satisfaction. This research extended the investigation of trait EI as an important personality-level predictor of burnout and job satisfaction in the human services professions to the legal [...]The post Trait Emotional Intelligence [EI] and Lawyers: EI As a Shield Against Burnout and Job Dissatisfaction a........ Read more »

Platsidou, M., Salman, L. (2012) The role of emotional intelligence in predicting burnout and job satisfaction of Greek Lawyers. International Journal of Law, Psychology and Human Life. info:other/

  • August 1, 2013
  • 08:14 AM
  • 735 views

Acting and Pathways to Healthy Emotion Regulation: Lessons About Emotion Suppression [for Lawyers]

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Holding feelings in – expressive suppression – does not do the body good.  The authors of a recent research report reviewed several studies about conscious attempts to inhibit the expression of feelings.  The results look bad. Emotion Suppression – Health, Life, and Work Hazard Expressive suppression does not effectively regulate emotion.  It [...]The post Acting and Pathways to Healthy Emotion Regulation: Lessons About Emotion Suppression [for Lawyers] appeared first on Psychol........ Read more »

Goldstein, T. R., Tamir, M., . (2013) Expressive suppression and acting classes. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. DOI: 10.1037/a0030209  

  • July 28, 2013
  • 09:46 AM
  • 834 views

Emotion Perception [and Lawyers], the Face, and the Importance of Context: The Face Alone Does Not Speak for Itself

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

“Simply put, a face does not speak for itself.”  Leading affective scientists stated so in their recent review of recent emotion perception research.  The evidence , they claim, shows that something more than the structural features of the face alone drives efficient emotion perception.  The authors argue that context counts when it comes to [...]The post Emotion Perception [and Lawyers], the Face, and the Importance of Context: The Face Alone Does Not Speak for Itself appeared f........ Read more »

Barrett, L.F., Mesquita, B., & Gendron, M. (2011) Context in emotion perception. Current Directions in Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/0963721411422522  

  • July 24, 2013
  • 09:31 AM
  • 1,521 views

Loneliness a Key Risk Factor for Pain, Depression, and Tiredness

by Kim Kristiansen in Picture of Pain

Chronic pain is closely linked to depression, fatigue, and sleep problems by sharing some common neurological pathways. But according to a new study is loneliness a risk factor for this complex involving the immune system.... Read more »

Kim Kristiansen, M.D. (2013) Loneliness a Key Risk Factor for Pain, Depression, and Tiredness. Picture of Pain Blog. info:/

  • July 20, 2013
  • 08:53 AM
  • 846 views

Mechanisms and Moderators and Emotion-Focused Coping Strategies in Response to Stress: Charting Pathways to [Lawyer] Well-Being

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Does emotional expression in response to stress hurt us? or help us? A team of leading emotion science researchers recently reviewed two decades of research in an attempt to unravel the tangled web of the body of knowledge of emotion regulation. Their review focused on the effects on psychological and physical health of coping [...]The post Mechanisms and Moderators and Emotion-Focused Coping Strategies in Response to Stress: Charting Pathways to [Lawyer] Well-Being appeared first on Psycholawl........ Read more »

  • July 15, 2013
  • 06:27 AM
  • 1,274 views

Does hot weather make you act like an idiot?

by Stuart Farrimond in Dr Stu's Science Blog

At the height of summer, tempers fray: drivers honk their horns and couples bicker in the car park. It’s a hot day and I’m in a rage because the person in front of me has decided to walk at a pace that would embarrass a very slow snail. With a mobility impairment. ‘GET OUT OF … Continue reading »... Read more »

Craig A. Anderson, Kathryn B. Anderson, Nancy Dorr, Kristina M. DeNeve, & Mindy Flanagan. (2000) Temperature and aggression. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 63-133. info:/

Holland RL, Sayers JA, Keatinge WR, Davis HM, & Peswani R. (1985) Effects of raised body temperature on reasoning, memory, and mood. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 59(6), 1823-7. PMID: 4077790  

  • July 14, 2013
  • 03:30 PM
  • 887 views

Jurors, verdicts, guns, and a tragedy we’ll see over and over

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

The Jury Room strives to be an objective resource for information about the issues we find in research and in the news. That does not mean that we are without opinions, obviously– we have beliefs and values and points of view just like everyone. And today seems like a good day to discuss the news [...]

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  • July 13, 2013
  • 09:12 AM
  • 861 views

Emotional Intelligence, Meditation, Increased Attention, and Facilitating Well-Being in Men [Lawyers]

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Meditation may help men [lawyers] improve emotional intelligence [EI]. Meditation can train attention.  Increased attention to the inner world can improve EI.   With improved EI, men can gain more choice in how they approach their emotions.  This enhanced engagement helps emotion management. Improved EI serves as a gateway for men [lawyers] to enjoy [...]The post Emotional Intelligence, Meditation, Increased Attention, and Facilitating Well-Being in Men [Lawyers] appeared first on Psycholawlo........ Read more »

  • July 5, 2013
  • 10:35 AM
  • 708 views

Beyond the “Blue Book”: Emotional Intelligence [EQ] Assessment as a Future Gatekeeper of Lawyer Effectiveness?

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Emotional intelligence [EQ], whether considered an ability, competency, skill, or trait, has become the part of the new currency of effective lawyering in the 21st century.  Prior posts on Psycholawlogy have spoken about this paradigm shift from IQ to EQ in legal education and the practice of law.  Those posts include citations to numerous [...]The post Beyond the “Blue Book”: Emotional Intelligence [EQ] Assessment as a Future Gatekeeper of Lawyer Effectiveness? appeared first on ........ Read more »

  • July 3, 2013
  • 07:43 AM
  • 668 views

Important Notice to Lawyers: The MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence Test Will Not Show That You Are “Crazy”

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

“Why is it that some people do so well in life, while others who are equally smart do so poorly?  Oftentimes, the answer lies in an ability called “emotional intelligence.”  . . . . People who excel in both the intellectual and emotional realms are the truly gifted among us.”  – Stress Management  for Lawyers: [...]The post Important Notice to Lawyers: The MSCEIT Emotional Intelligence Test Will Not Show That You Are “Crazy” appeared first on Psycho........ Read more »

  • June 29, 2013
  • 11:48 AM
  • 642 views

Are We Losing the War on Climate Change Cinema?

by Eric Horowitz in peer-reviewed by my neurons

Views on climate change tend to have the unfortunate quality of being influenced by exposure to partisan media rather than through careful, unbiased research. This is not a quality unique to climate change, but environmental issues do seem to generate a large number of prominent movies relative to other public policy disputes. There’s not a [...]... Read more »

Greitemeyer, T. (2013) Beware of climate change skeptic films. Journal of Environmental Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.06.002  

  • June 26, 2013
  • 07:08 AM
  • 1,020 views

Emotional Intelligence[EI], Malevolent Creativity, and Predicting Harmful Behaviors: EI as a Countermeasure to the “Dark Side” of Creativity

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Emotional intelligence may influence and predict something known as “malevolent creativity”.  This important construct has been dubbed the “dark side” of creativity.  Cutting edge research recently explored the link between EI and malevolent creativity.  The research team  defined malevolent creativity as a novel and useful product created by an individual or group from the [...]The post Emotional Intelligence[EI], Malevolent Creativity, and Predicting Harmful Behavio........ Read more »

Harris, D.J., Reiter-Palmon, R., Kaufman, J.C. (2013) The effect of emotional intelligence and task type on malevolent creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. DOI: 10.1037/a0032139  

  • June 16, 2013
  • 08:59 AM
  • 946 views

Getting To Know Others’ Perspectives Widens The Pathway Towards [Lawyers] Improving Self-Knowledge

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Am I delusional? After reading a review of the current research about self-knowledge, that far-fetched question may seem appropriate for many of us.  That may seem harsh, but lack of information and motivational biases obstruct our ability to truly know ourselves.  While science has long been interested in introspection as a route to improving [...]The post Getting To Know Others’ Perspectives Widens The Pathway Towards [Lawyers] Improving Self-Knowledge appeared first on Psycholawlogy.... Read more »

Vazire, S., & Carlson, E. (2011) Others Sometimes Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(2), 104-108. DOI: 10.1177/0963721411402478  

  • June 12, 2013
  • 11:21 PM
  • 1,302 views

Brain imag(in)ing the make believe

by Shelly Fan in Neurorexia

I seldom get worked up over the fate of fictional characters. That said, I joined millions in horror as the infamous Red Wedding (or “Rains of Castarmere”) finally unfolded on screen in last week’s Game of Thrones. Having read the books, I’ve waited for the *spoilers/youknowwhat* with a mixture of dread and anticipation. When it […]... Read more »

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