Business Psychology: Golem Effect vs. Pygmalion Effect

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on December 14, 2017  /   Posted in Management News

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectations.” —Charles Kettering, American inventor Can managers’ expectations of their employees influence work outcomes? Absolutely. Dubbed the “Golem” and “Pygmalion” effects, these complementary psychological phenomena describe what happens when superiors communicate their feelings about their subordinates’ abilities to achieve. Familiarization with these effects is beneficial

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Brescia Freezes Undergraduate BUonline Tuition Cost Until 2022

Posted by admin on November 16, 2017  /   Posted in Online Education News

Brescia University has announced that the cost of undergraduate tuition for BUonline and online course fees will be frozen for the next 4 years. The current tuition rate of $425 per credit hour and  online course fee of $50 per credit hour will be in effect until Spring 2022. BUonline is the alternative learning environment developed

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Play Therapy: Speaking the Language of Children

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on November 09, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

“Play energizes and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.” —Stuart Brown, MD, Contemporary American psychiatrist Play is an essential part of the human experience. It creates joy, fosters imagination and encourages learning, among a host of other benefits. Play therapy harnesses

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Family Social Work in Today’s American Household

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on October 23, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

Divorced parents. Grandparents raising grandchildren. Two-income families and same-sex couples. These are just a few scenarios that define today’s changing domestic landscape. According to the article “Family Diversity is the New Normal for America’s Children,” the number of children living in “traditional” households has decreased dramatically since the 1960s. As familial structures become increasingly diverse,

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PTO Policy Considerations for Small Business Owners

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on September 14, 2017  /   Posted in Business News

Ninety percent of employers offer some version of paid time off (PTO) to full-time employees, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Although offering PTO plans to employees is not required by law, these benefits can drastically improve the quality of company life. Because small businesses have no shortage of options when it comes to structuring

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