Down on the Job

by Volume 4, Number 11 Depression is one of the costliest health problems for employers. There are numerous reasons why this is the case. Depressed workers miss 1 to 4 workdays per month, on average. The symptoms of depression (e.g.,…

Social Support

by Volume 3, Number 6 Social support is an asset for one’s health. This conclusion is well established in the field of health psychology, although the more specific finding is that social support benefits people who are experiencing significant stress…

Automaticity

by Volume 3, Number 2 Most people operate motor vehicles rather effortlessly, but for a moment consider how very complex this task actually is. Driving involves simultaneously processing visual, auditory, and kinesthetic stimuli. Movements of one’s head, arms, hands, legs,…

Affective Forecasting

by Volume 3, Number 1 As people make decisions about their futures, a major consideration is how they imagine they will feel about whatever is decided. People typically want to have positive emotions about their decisions (satisfaction, happiness) and avoid…