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David Weiss sat down on his therapist's couch on Thursday troubled by moments of emptiness that made him ask himself, "Is this it?" After talking it through with her, however, he realized that such experiences could be peaceful, and even welcome, if he viewed them with a different mind-set.

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How are dog people and cat people different?updated: Wed Jan 13 2010 15:50:00

Do you rejoice at the sound of barking but cower at a meow? Or do you look at a cat and feel an instant sibling-style connection?

Hunting for the secrets of a happy marriageupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 15:32:00

No one can truly know what goes on inside a marriage except the two people involved, but researchers are getting increasingly good glimpses at what makes couples tick, how relationships are stressed and what factors can keep the spark alive.

SI.com: Austin Murphy: Niners need to get their heads checkedupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 01:44:00

The Jay Cutler telenovela having played out, a consensus seems to be coalescing among NFL draftniks that the Detroit Lions will make Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford the top pick in the draft.

Charting the psychology of evil, decades after 'shock' experimentupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 14:59:00

If someone told you to press a button to deliver a 450-volt electrical shock to an innocent person in the next room, would you do it?

Brain breakdownupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 14:59:00

Why do good people do bad things? CNN.com's Elizabeth Landau talks about some famous psychology experiments.

What makes you happy?updated: Thu Apr 02 2009 14:58:00

Psychological research suggests that experiences make people happier than possessions. Elizabeth Landau reports.

Study: Experiences make us happier than possessionsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 14:58:00

Even in tough economic times, you may find yourself with a bit of cash to spare. You've been working hard, and you want to treat yourself. Should you spend it on an experience, such as a baseball game or concert, or a material object?

Commentary: Emotions key to economic recoveryupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 14:48:00

President Obama's National Economic Council head Lawrence Summers noted in his speech March 13 that the economic crisis has led to an "excess of fear" that must be reversed.

Therapists seeing more 'collateral damage' from economyupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 11:17:00

Stacey Rosenberg, a former marketing manger in Boston, knows the catastrophic feeling of a layoff. She has lost her job twice in the midst of the recession.

Life imitates art as 'Truman syndrome' diagnosedupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 10:06:00

One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life.

Time.com: Psychologists Vote Down Interrogation Roleupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 11:00:00

The nation's leading psychologist's association has voted to ban its members from taking part in interrogations at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other military detention sites

Anger in the office -- it hurts women moreupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 11:48:00

Ten years later, Marlene Chism still gets upset when she thinks about the time she lost her temper in front of the higher-ups. Every time she tried to talk during a meeting at the manufacturing plant where she worked, she says, the male human resources manager discounted her idea.

Avatars in rehab: Getting therapy in virtual worldsupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 01:18:00

Sometimes a sign of the times is subtle.

Empathy deficit disorder -- do you suffer from it?updated: Wed Jun 18 2008 11:31:00

I swear on the "Thelma & Louise" video we watched into a scratchy oblivion: I didn't mean to be the worst friend ever. When Lisa -- my roommate and boon companion of three years --stepped into our apartment, sank to the floor, and clutched our cocker spaniel, I asked, "What's wrong?" with sympathy.

8 ways to be a happier momupdated: Wed May 28 2008 09:59:00

Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child, and she'll usually say yes. But psychologists who study happiness often report a different picture. Being the mom of a young child (especially one under 3) is rewarding, but also a real strain on your mood.

Your blog can be group therapyupdated: Wed May 07 2008 14:41:00

When a 24-year-old woman who called herself "90DayJane" launched a blog in February announcing she would write about her life and feelings for three months and then commit suicide, 150,000 readers flocked to the site. Some came to offer help, some to delight in the drama. Others speculated it was all a hoax.

Rep. King on Spitzerupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 00:24:00

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has to take responsibility for his actions.

Lawyer-therapist couple finds success at homeupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:53:00

CNN spoke with radio show hosts, authors, consultants and home-based business owners Paul and Sarah Edwards to find out some of their hard-learned secrets to being successful while working from home.

Rally protests noose found at Columbia Universityupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 22:17:00

A rally Wednesday afternoon at Columbia University was held to protest the discovery of a noose on the office door of an African-American professor.

Stress less: 16 worry curesupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 12:49:00

Do you agonize too much? Simple ways to spot the signs and find better ways to handle life's most common stressors

Time.com: Mental Help for Mets Fansupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 01:00:00

The New York Mets just finished the worst collapse in baseball history. How should sports fans deal with disaster?

Money Magazine: Kahneman: Master of the imperfect mindupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:31:00

It isn't often that a psychologist helps explain personal finance, but Daniel Kahneman isn't an ordinary psychologist. In 2002 he won a Nobel Prize in economics for his research into how people confront uncertainty.

Time.com: Psychologists Review Gay Counselingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 10:15:00

The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by therapists to change sexual orientation

Online a virtual business option for disabledupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 08:16:00

If you have a new product or service and want to hold a launch party, Simon Stevens is your man. He'll take care of the logistics. He'll provide a DJ and live musicians. He'll take care of the security, too, discouraging obnoxious types from ruining the event.

Emotional changes of retirement can tarnish golden yearsupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 23:14:00

When it came time for Sally Jennings to retire in 1989, she didn't know what to expect.

Pentagon: Military's mental health care needs helpupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 14:23:00

A Pentagon report released Friday says the military's mental health services need some serious therapy.

Time.com: The Psychology of Fatherhoodupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 18:35:00

Father's Day salutes the world's great dads, but it takes science to explain why some aren't so great

The rights and wrongs of robotsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 11:22:00

From rebellious mechanoids taking over our lives to subservient droids that do our bidding, concepts of robots are often stuck in versions of fictional dystopia. But as fanciful as it seems, the issue of robot rights to protect both them and us is currently being debated by scientists and governments. But can robots ever know good from bad and what should we be more concerned about, robots abusing us, or bringing out our worst traits?

How to be a happier mom: 8 ways to focus on the positiveupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 10:05:00

Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child and she'll usually say yes. In fact, around the world, children top the list of the most enjoyable things in life. But psychologists who study happiness -- a new field in the past decade -- often report a different picture.

Money Magazine: Can Money Buy Happiness?updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 00:01:00

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness isn't spending it right." You may remember those Lexus ads from a few years ago, which hijacked this bumper-sticker-ready twist on the conventional wisdom to...

The new science of siblings updated: Sun Jul 02 2006 08:52:00

From the time they are born, our brothers and sisters are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales.

Business 2.0: Caution: Psychos at Workupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

Hannibal Lecter might have greater career potential than the man in the gray flannel suit. So say industrial psychologist Paul Babiak and famed forensic psychologist Robert Hare. Their groundbreaki...

Money Magazine: Should you prepay your mortgage?updated: Fri Jun 23 2006 12:05:00

QUESTION: For the past year my wife and I have been putting an additional $500 per month toward the principal on our 5.25% 30-year fixed mortgage.

Money Magazine: 50 Best Jobs in Americaupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 16:49:00

Forget "plastics." Today's career advice, in a word: computers. In two words: health care. Job opportunities in those fields will abound over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Stati...

Fortune: Be smarter at work, slack offupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 11:58:00

Remember the story of Archimedes lolling in his bathtub? To an observer, he'd have seemed to be wasting time. While ostensibly doing nothing, however, he discovered the principle of displacement, a cornerstone of physics. Would he have reached the same insight in a quick shower?

Forensic psychologist: Arsonist may hold grudge updated: Thu Feb 09 2006 10:12:00

Authorities are scrambling to find out who set churches on fire in rural Alabama. Nine fires appear to be linked: Investigators ruled five Baptist churchs near Birmingham found burning on Friday were deliberately set, and four Baptist church blazes on Tuesday were suspiciously similar to those.

Find the right sports program for your kidsupdated: Wed Sep 28 2005 09:10:00

When it comes to signing your child up for a sports program, look before you leap.

Money Magazine: What Money Type Are You?updated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

Prepare to meet your unconscious mind. It could be the best acquaintance you make this summer.

CNNMoney: What money type are you?updated: Thu Jul 07 2005 14:26:00

Prepare to meet your unconscious mind. It could be the best acquaintance you make this summer.

Survival could depend on your attitudeupdated: Tue May 24 2005 12:06:00

What makes some people pull through, and others give up?

Wedding woesupdated: Mon May 02 2005 16:27:00

Jennifer Wilbanks dealt with it one way. Years earlier, Nicole Contos -- almost literally left at the altar at a high-profile Manhattan gathering -- changed into a black dress and went on with the party.

Money Magazine: Secrets, Lies and Moneyupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

BE HONEST, NOW: Have you ever told your spouse you paid less for something than you really did--say, a great pair of shoes, or maybe that very cool 52-inch TV now gracing the family room? Have you ...

Gladwell reaches his tipping pointupdated: Tue Mar 29 2005 08:40:00

The hair may be more suggestive of an otherworldly academic but Malcolm Gladwell is currently being taken very seriously in the business world.

CNNMoney: Consider what you really wantupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 10:16:00

Instead of paying my tuition and expenses for grad school in psychology, my parents have decided to give me $250,000 that I can use however I want. Now I'm wondering whether I'm better off getting a Ph.D. in psychology or using my $250,000 to open a business. What's your take?

Pinker says it's nature, not nurtureupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 09:35:00

According to Steven Pinker, every human exclamation, every chuckle, every expression of love stems not from life experience, but from millions of years of human development.

Psychometrics put to the testupdated: Sat Feb 21 2004 23:16:00

From investment banks to the Anglican church, plenty of employers rely on psychometric tests to make hiring decisions, particularly in overcrowded job markets.

Fortune: A Little Worry Is Good For Business Optimists may not be prepared when things go wrong. Defensive pessimists are ready for the wupdated: Mon Nov 24 2003 00:01:00

For two decades Julie Norem has worked to make it safe for the pessimists of America to come out of the closet. So far she has little cause for optimism. Only 10,000 copies of her 2001 book, The Po...

Business 2.0: Getting Inside the Boss's Head A new generation of psychological tests goes beyond an executive's personality to root out corporupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Just how nutty are bosses? Psychologist Robert Hogan has administered personality tests to well over a million people in the past three decades and claims that at least 55 percent of managers in Am...

Business 2.0: The Love Algorithm Match.com thinks it has found a formula for ruling the fiercely competitive online dating updated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

In a conference room called cuddle bug at the Dallas headquarters of Match.com, three men and a woman sit around a long table talking about lust. But this is not the conversation that the topic b...

Money Magazine: What Are We Afraid Of? Why we tend to worry about the wrong things--and why knowing more about life's real risks updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

On a July afternoon 16 years ago, I put down a magazine that I'd been leafing through and gazed out of an airplane window. I was at 31,000 feet and halfway through a London-to-Newark flight; outs...

Money Magazine: What's Eating You How to cope with investing risk when everything seems uncertainupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

Just two years ago, when stocks were soaring, the concept of risk meant little to most investors. The greatest risk, it seemed, was that you might bump into somebody at a barbecue who was getting r...

Money Magazine: Do You Sabotage Yourself? Daniel Kahneman has done more than anyone else to explain why most of us make so many updated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00

When people ask me which investment thinker I've learned the most from, they expect names like Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and John Bogle. But I always give the same answer: Daniel Kahneman.

Fortune: Does This Man Need a Shrink? Companies are using psychological testing to screen candidates for top jobs. But should a shrink deupdated: Mon Feb 05 2001 00:01:00

Bruce Wong was a recruiter's worst nightmare. He liked his job as a clinical scientist at SmithKlein Beecham and had no desire to leave. Wong had agreed to interview at archrival Bristol-Myers Squi...

Money Magazine: Group Therapy Taking a few lessons from an investment club of psychologistsupdated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

Sometimes journalists begin reporting a story with a preconceived notion about what they're going to learn. That's what I thought when I heard about a Manhattan-based investment club composed almos...

Money Magazine: Heal The Rich! So you dreamed that wealth would bring you happiness? Think again. Newly minted millionaires now flock to shrinksupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

In America today there is a psychotherapist for every emotion. There are specialists for your anxiety attacks, your eating disorders, even your confusion about whether to have a sex change. And a g...

Fortune: So You're a Player. Do You Need a Coach? The hottest thing in management is the executive coach--part boss, part consultant, parupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

Since Mary Bradford took over as sales manager of the New England region of Met Life's resources division a year ago, her sales office has acted more like a New Age institute than an old-line insur...

Fortune: Addicted to Sex A PRIMAL PROBLEM EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS IN A NEW--AND DANGEROUS--CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT.updated: Mon May 10 1999 00:01:00

"Most of my patients are CEOs or doctors or attorneys or priests," says Patrick J. Carnes. "They are people with a great deal of power. We have corporate America's leadership marching through here,...

Fortune: How the Web Will Test Your Sanity and Competence YOU'VE GOT MAIL. IT'S AN E-QUIZ!updated: Mon Apr 12 1999 00:01:00

Microsoft, a company that has turned intellectual intimidation into a core competence, is notorious for peppering job candidates with brainteasers. Steve Ballmer, the software juggernaut's presiden...

Fortune: What Money Makes You Do A lot, you say? Well, sure--everyone says that. But think again. If you're bringupdated: Mon Aug 17 1998 00:01:00

Many people, including his wife, thought he was crazy. A few actually believed he was evil. All Rob Rodin knew for sure was that he was worried. He was about to do something extremely radical for t...

Fortune: PRIVACY RIGHTS IN HIGH SCHOOL, EGO IN THE WORKPLACE, AND RELATED MATTERS.updated: Mon Oct 28 1996 00:01:00

GUN CONTROL, NEW YORK-STYLE

Fortune: ARE YOU AFRAID OF SUCCESS? A SURPRISING NUMBER OF TALENTED PEOPLE ARE. TO FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, TAKE updated: Mon Jul 08 1996 00:01:00

"An amazing day. Amazing. I don't know how it happened. He had played so great. It was the strangest turn of events I've ever seen. I feel so sad for him." So said Nick Faldo about Greg Norman, whi...

Fortune: CRIMINAL PAYOFFS, HOW TO KNOCK OUT SENATORS, THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT BULLIES, AND OTHER MATTERS.updated: Mon Apr 29 1996 00:01:00

INVESTING IN PRISON

Money Magazine: WHY SMART PEOPLE MAKE MAJOR MONEY MISTAKES MENTAL BLIND SPOTS CAN LEAD YOU INTO FINANCIAL BLUNDERS. HERE'S HOW updated: Sat Jul 01 1995 00:01:00

LAST DECEMBER, WHEN UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO economist Richard Thaler was called to testify before the Senate Finance Committee about the nation's savings habits, his appearance threw a spotlight on a...

Fortune: SO YOU FAIL. NOW BOUNCE BACK!updated: Mon May 01 1995 00:01:00

If ever there were a failure destined to kill a career, New Coke was it. Sergio Zyman was the marketing man behind the most disastrous product launch since the Edsel. Wounded, he left Coca-Cola a y...

Fortune: Why do we work? Sure, it's for the money. But more and more people, realizing that's not all there is to life, are embarking on updated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

IN THE DAYS of misty towers, distressed maidens, and stalwart knights, a young man, walking down a road, came upon a laborer fiercely pounding away at a stone with hammer and chisel. The lad asked ...

Fortune: FINDING TRAINING & KEEPING THE BEST SERVICE WORKERS The frontline workers who actually face your customers every day can makupdated: Mon Oct 03 1994 00:01:00

Pull up to the Marriott Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, and you'll find the red-blazered Tony Prsyszlak ready to help you with your luggage. But please don't call this gregarious 23-year-old a doorm...

Fortune: BURNED-OUT BOSSES Managers are facing more painful tasks, like firing wave after wave of people. As a result, more bosses are loupdated: Mon Jul 25 1994 00:01:00

BECAUSE WE believe in you, we are raising your sales quota 20%. But your relationship with customers is already strong, so we're trimming your travel budget. Also, would you mind sharing your secre...

Fortune: THE EXECUTIVE'S NEW COACH Believe it or not, he (or often she) can help cure those little behavioral defects you suffer from andupdated: Mon Dec 27 1993 00:01:00

I HATE MEMOS. My people know that. If a deal didn't go through, tell me face to face. Even when I get good news in a memo, I'm inclined to yell. I know I shouldn't. So I got a gadget, a mechanical ...

Money Magazine: HE SAYS SHE SAYS How men and women differ about money Politically correct or not, the sexes have real differences in how they maupdated: Mon Nov 01 1993 00:01:00

It starts innocently. You're at a dinner party and toss off a flip remark about how men are more aggressive investors while women simply don't take risks. An awkward silence descends. All you can h...

Fortune: HOW TO CONQUER FEAR OF FLYING Thousands of high-powered executives share a dark secret -- they hate to fly. Here are some tips tupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

WILLIAM Ernisse, vice president of field operations for Xerox's western region, first freaked out on a plane in 1985, on a routine flight from Dallas to San Francisco. The attack started with nause...

Fortune: The menace of consumers, sorrow in Pennsylvania, child abuse at the Fed, and other matters. PSYCHOupdated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

Your servant was about to reach for a newsmagazine in the local stationery store when he suddenly found himself staring fascinatedly at an adjacent publication with the arguably grabbiest headline ...

Fortune: WHO BEATS STRESS BEST -- AND HOW In a faster-spinning world, managers are finding new ways to ease stress in workers and themselupdated: Mon Oct 07 1991 00:01:00

WHAT WE DON'T understand about stress could fill volumes. And it does. Some books say stress is an invigorating tonic; others, that it's lethal. Stress stands implicated in practically every compla...

Fortune: DEALING WITH THE PROBLEM BOSS Tough times make bad chiefs worse. The standard wisdom on them may not go far enough. Ready for thupdated: Mon Aug 12 1991 00:01:00

Captain Queeg. Mr. Dithers. Harold Geneen. Frank Lorenzo. Just about everyone carries with him an image, cartoon or otherwise, of the boss from hell. A disconcerting proportion of employees -- near...

Fortune: HOW DUAL-INCOME COUPLES COPE Men are confused about their roles in two-career marriages. Intellectually they accept their wives updated: Mon Sep 24 1990 00:01:00

ONE TENET of women's liberation was that the movement would liberate men too. Straitjacketed executives could share the burden of breadwinning with their wives, peel off those pin stripes, and work...

Money Magazine: THE TEN MISTAKES TO AVOID WITH MONEY First-rate minds make fifth-rate financial decisions. Why? The answers will save you big moupdated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

Face it: no matter how smart we are, we all make dumb mistakes about money that cost us thousands of dollars every year -- often without being aware of it. The culprits: a series of mental blind sp...

Fortune: A line on clean air, conferring with the cosmos, incredible shrinking unions, and other matters. BABY TALKupdated: Mon Feb 26 1990 00:01:00

We were sorry to see that the latest submission from the California Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility is labeled a ''final report.'' It seems that the esteeme...

Money Magazine: When a Spender Marries a Saver He likes to splurge on cars and boats. She's an investment junkie. But all's not lost -- our paneupdated: Wed Nov 01 1989 00:01:00

Cruising to a stop after a trial spin in a 1985 silver four-door BMW 535i, Joe Neal pats the dashboard and declares, ''I want this -- it's comfortable, quiet and smooth-driving. And at $15,000, it'...

Fortune: WORKAHOLICS ANONYMOUS Spending so much time on the job that you're ruining the rest of your life? Some suggestions for managing updated: Mon Aug 14 1989 00:01:00

Sail a paper airplane out a window these days and you're likely to hit a person rushing to or from a gathering devoted to helping those in the grip of some sort of addiction. So-called 12-step prog...

Fortune: LESSONS ON HOW TO RETIRE A book on the departures of CEOs has something to teach all of us. And not just about retirement, but aupdated: Mon Apr 24 1989 00:01:00

Should we really feel sorry for a million-dollar-a-year CEO who finally has to retire, doubtless with an enormous pension and probably a fat consulting deal to boot? Well, maybe we should. Deep dow...

Money Magazine: Teaching Your Kids About Money Start with the ABCs: Allowances, Banking and Choices. Then set a fine example.updated: Wed Apr 12 1989 00:01:00

Parents these days may notice that their kids display startling financial sophistication. By the age of three, they know how to get money -- from automatic teller machines. They are familiar with c...

Fortune: WHY INVESTORS MISJUDGE THE ODDS Knowing the mental pitfalls may help you avoid them -- and lead you to some updated: Wed Nov 02 1988 00:01:00

THE FINANCIAL world, as any weather-worn veteran knows, is a muddle of risk and opportunity. Separating the two is not always easy. All too often, investments beckon with the promise of princely re...

Fortune: The Miracle on 60th Street, Possibilities at the Post, The Story the Press Dare Not Print, and Other Matters. The IQ Warsupdated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

Continuing to quarrel with the mainstream media, we now come to their treatment of the intelligence quotient (IQ), one of the great inventions of the 20th century. The media do not like the IQ. The...

Fortune: WHY DO WE TRAVEL SO *#!?*! MUCH? The notorious discomforts of the road notwithstanding, business journeys offer subtle psychologupdated: Mon Mar 28 1988 00:01:00

DO YOU COMPLAIN at dinner parties about the hardships of constant business travel, and then proudly drop the names of your exotic ports of call? When you leave the family behind, do you experience ...

Fortune: Geometry for Jockeys, Foreign Affairs in Fantasyland, The Case Against Self-Esteem, and Other Matters. Pride and Prejudiceupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

The American Psychological Association (APA) was conventioneering in the Big Apple recently, so naturally we Gothamites had to sit there and absorb still more lectures on the transcendent importanc...

Fortune: The Bad News About Latin, Guys and Dolls, Backtalk Before Breakfast, and Other Matters. The Esteem Teamupdated: Mon Sep 14 1987 00:01:00

The days go by, and the self-esteem man never writes. Oh, sure, he was fast enough at producing an aggrieved letter to the editor of FORTUNE (published in the last issue), complaining about our gen...

Fortune: The View from the Tub, Betting on Fancy Dress, Swimming without Bias, and Other Matters. Touchy-Feely-Dopeyupdated: Mon Jul 20 1987 00:01:00

Last November this department ran an ''Only in America'' item about the California Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility, or CTFPSEPSR (rhymes with ''dtfpsepsr'')...

Fortune: BRAINS IN THE WORKPLACE You can make workers smarter, but you get a bigger payoff if you know how to select smarter workers.updated: Mon Jun 22 1987 00:01:00

Familiar question: What kind of intelligence gets you ahead in the world of business? In Practical Intelligence: Working Smarter in Business and the Professions (Harper & Row, $17.95), Roger Peters...

Fortune: PERSONALITY TESTS ARE BACK The latest management tool dates to Carl Jung. It slices executives into 16 categories and purports tupdated: Mon Mar 30 1987 00:01:00

ESFJ SPOKEN HERE,'' reads the sign on the accountant's desk at Compass Computer Services in Dallas. Her boss, the controller, has a card that says he speaks ''ISTJ.'' The scrambled letters have als...

Fortune: ATTACK OF THE OBSESSIVE MANAGERS These hard-driving, detail-oriented types would seem most likely to succeed at lean and mean. Tupdated: Mon Feb 16 1987 00:01:00

At companies where cost cutting has become the watchword, the obsessive manager may well be crawling out of the woodwork and into the limelight. Watch him pounce: ''Ah yes, Gengerschneck, in review...

Fortune: WHY INVESTORS MAKE THE WRONG CHOICES Recent psychological studies suggest that irrational fears cause bad buy-and-sell decisionsupdated: Mon Nov 24 1986 00:01:00

IN THE PURSUIT of wealth, investors face many foes: recession, bad management, product liability suits, even unscrupulous brokers. But none of these is as formidable, or as damaging to long-term re...

Fortune: NOW SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT STRESS You're too busy, the bod hurts, and you suspect you're a Type A. Heart attack city? Not necessarupdated: Mon Jun 23 1986 00:01:00

Corporate America worries a lot about stress. Studies portentously estimate that it costs U.S. industry maybe $150 billion a year. Hundreds of companies offer programs to help employees manage it. ...

Fortune: HOW TO TAKE PART IN A MEETING Know the different stages that groups go through. And watch out for the guy sprawling in his chairupdated: Mon May 26 1986 00:01:00

Most managers take it as a point of honor to dislike meetings, at least meetings called by somebody else. ''If we didn't have so damn many,'' the standard complaint runs, ''we might actually get a ...

Fortune: THE MANAGERIAL MIDLIFE CRISIS Look back. Look ahead. Look inward. Try not to get too depressed. It's just a phase you're going tupdated: Mon Nov 11 1985 00:01:00

The promises end here. Or at least here's where you stop believing them. ''Work hard, kid, give us your best, and you'll get one of the top jobs.'' Sure. ''Marry, start a family, make the money to ...

Fortune: HOW EXECUTIVES THINK A growing body of research suggests that managerial minds work differently from everybody else's.updated: Mon Feb 04 1985 00:01:00

The people at the top put their pants or skirts on just like you and me, right? Sure, they may draw down those fancy salaries, but for what? For politicking their way up the ladder and then taking ...

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