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Opinion: A surefire strategy to keep calm and make money in this crazy market

The seesawing stock market may finally prompt investors to dedicate more money toward high-dividend-paying companies, bonds and real estate …

Wall Street’s top psychiatrist on the psychology behind market swings

When it seems as though the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, managing director at MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioural science to financial markets.<p>MarketPsych's computer programs …

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The Hidden Toll of Frequent Business Travel | Inc.com

If your job requires frequent trips to the airport, then you already know what two professors in Europe have recently demonstrated about business travel: It's not as sexy as it seems to outsiders. In fact, there's an unhealthy dark side.<p>The academic research, summarized earlier this week in <i>The</i> …

4 Trading Pitfalls to Avoid

It is important to recognize some of the common pitfalls of trading and the emotions—euphoria, fear, excitement, anger, greed—that underlie them.<p>There is a quest by many for that perfect trading strategy. That search can lead to numerous systems, rules, newsletters, software, and studies; some of …

Professional Help: 5 Ways You're Influenced by Numbers Psychology

<i>Marketers at Virginia Tech share stealthy new ways to control how people perceive numbers that go far beyond simple psychological pricing.</i><p>Retailers almost never round up because of psychological pricing, the old marketing rule that dictates that consumers are more easily swayed by prices that end …

Are creative people more prone to psychological distress or is the 'mad genius' a myth?

A new theory for why neurotic unhappiness and creativity are often found in the same person suggests the link results from the fact that the same …

The Psychology Of Insecurity

Simon Crosby Contributor<p>Simon Crosby is co-founder and CTO of Bromium.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn?<p>The recent Ashley Madison hack isn’t the only high-profile one to make headlines this summer. The personal and private information of more than 21.5 million current …

A Huge Study Found Less than Half of Psychology Findings Were Reproducible

More evidence that science isn’t as self-correcting as you might hope.<p>Scientists love a good study of studies, but a new paper in <i>Science</i> takes this investigative thoroughness to a particularly high level: It features 270 researchers attempting to replicate a whopping 100 experiments from previously …

This One Psychological Trick Could Help You Get Out Of Debt For Good

Debt affects more than just your credit score – it also impacts your psychological health. Studies show debt weighs heavily on your mental health, and paying it off may reduce your stress and improve your psychological well-being.<p>The statistics on debt vary greatly because studies don’t always …

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2 charts reveal the big problem with psychology research

But accurate science isn't usually that shocking. Science is an iterative process that gradually chips away at the truth through many studies over time.<p>Single studies can only show researchers getting a little closer to something true.<p>Researchers will sometimes even focus on data that shows what …

Researchers Discover Only One-Third of Psychological Studies Hold Up | Inc.com

In recent years, psychology researchers have released a number of studies with intriguing implications for the workplace. One recent example: Being sarcastic may make you more creative than your peers. But before you embrace the latest study, take note of, well, another new study.<p>Recently, 270 …

About Us | Kurtz Psychology

Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP<p>Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP is an internationally recognized and leading clinician in the treatment of children’s behavioral …

What we can learn from Statistics Canada’s flawed jobs report

The hullaballoo surrounding Statistics Canada’s announcement that an error had been made in the labour force survey estimates and a correction would …

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How to function on only 4 hours of sleep

I don't have a multimillion-dollar company (yet), but I'm one of those CEOs who function on three to five hours of sleep.<p>No, there aren't any drugs involved, nor is there poor management (as far as I know). It's a variety of things.<p>First, reduce TV. You sleep much better, and do much more work, …

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