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Articles About Inter-Personal Psychology

The Psychology of Managing People in the Workplace
Whilst psychology is often associated with a person’s self management, personal goals and a more inward view of the self, the role it plays in relationships with coworkers is often overlooked.

How to Deal with Some of the Most Common Distractions at Work
Getting distracted is one the key complaints and worries that most employees have across all fields of work and business.

How to Approach the Subject of Death with Your Children
Death is a part of life, and it is better to prepare children for this eventuality rather than to ignore it.

To Love and to Be Loved - This Is the Psychology of Love
Whether we are aware of it or not, love is all around us.

Love: Unity or Journey?
Love is interpreted in a number of ways. Psychologists have identified two distinctive perspectives: love as perfect unity and love is a journey.

Fear and Politics
Political campaigns often use fear as a mechanism to influence public opinion on issues such as immigration and war but this strategy does not affect everyone equally.

Schoolyard bullying and cyber-bullying have very different characteristics.

Eye Contact and Social Interaction
A study reported in Psychological Science looks at some of the small signals that seem to be important for social interaction.

Second Impressions Have Limited Value
An international team of psychologists argue that there appears to be truth in the saying ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression'.

Personality of 'Beautiful' People More Accurately Rated
People identify the personality traits of people who are physically attractive more accurately than others during short encounters, according to a new University of British Columbia study.

Personality And Domestic Violence
Similar personality traits have been found in male and female perpetrators of domestic violence in a group of psychiatric patients - further study may extend this to the wider community.

Rating Others Positively Linked To Emotional Stability
Research led by Wake Forest University identified an association between the degree to which individuals perceive others in positive terms and their own happiness and emotional stability.

Attractive Women Can Be Disadvantaged
Attractive women may experience discrimination when applying for jobs traditionally considered "masculine" and where appearance is not considered important.

Rating Personality and Attractiveness
Volunteers were able to accurately judge aspects of a stranger's personality by looking at photographs.

Rating Facial Attractiveness
Women are as complicated as men say they are when evaluating potential mates.

Race And Ethnicity Confusion
Psychological research on racial prejudice tends to give the impression that 'colour' and ethnic groupings are clearly defined. But a study research published earlier this year points to confusion in the way people identify themselves and in official classifications, at least in the United States.

Suppressing Anger Shortens Life
Couples in which both partners suppressed their anger when unfairly attacked by the other died earlier than those in relationships where one or both expressed their anger and resolved underlying conflict.

Women Are More Forgiving
Men find forgiving more difficult than women but this gender gap closes if men develop empathy toward an offender by seeing they may be capable of acting in a similar way themselves.

Breaking Up Is Not Necessarily Hard To Do
New research shows that people were less distressed and coped much better with ending a relationship than they predicted and that this unanticipated effect was particularly marked for those described as "madly in love".

Appreciating Another Perspective
People from Western cultures such as the United States find it particularly difficult to understand someone else's point of view because they are part of a culture that encourages individualism.

People who find relationships difficult value marriage most
The most positive attitudes about the value of marriage and the importance of families are found among groups that experience the greatest difficulty forming and maintaining healthy family relationships.

Conflict is a normal part of life - from childhood to old age, at work and at home, from the most trivial domestic quarrel to world war.

Conflict Resolution
Some people are attracted to or create conflict as if they had a 'need' for it.

Fundamentals of Psychology

Fundamentals of Psychology

by Michael Eysenck
  Aimed at those new to the subject, Fundamentals of Psychology is a clear and reader-friendly textbook that will help students explore and understand the essentials of psychology.
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by Richard Gross
  All the major domains of Psychology are covered in detail across 50 manageable chapters that will help you get to grips with anything from the nervous system to memory, from attachment to personality, and everything in-between.
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Penguin Dictionary of Psychology

Penguin Dictionary of Psychology

by Arthur S. Reber, Rhianon Allen, Emily Reber
  Indispensable guide to all areas of psychology and psychiatry.
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