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Conflict Management

Edited by Jill Wright,

conflict management

Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable. It happens and to some of us more often than we want! Managing conflict early is the key, before it escalates and affects the work we do. When conflict is managed we see improvements in confidence, and can reveal our strengths. When left unresolved it will result in stress and anxiety which leads to...

When to ask for Help in Managing Conflict

Edited by Jill Wright,

when to ask for help in managing conflict

Conflict at home and at work is inevitable. It happens and to some of us more often than we want!

Managing conflict early is the key, before it escalates and leaves us hopeless and helpless. When managed well it can build our confidence, reshapes our capabilities and strengthens our resolve. When left unresolved it eats at our core sense of...

Lifetime career development

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lifetime career development

Many people who take paths leading to careers end up somewhere else, though often not unhappily so.

Some get a qualification – for teaching, lawyering, engineering and dozens of others – only to practise for a year or three and leave for pastures they had never realised were quite so green before their initial career choice. Others find pastures they...

Hunger feeds marital discord

Edited by Jill Wright,

A study that looked at the effect of low blood sugar on aggression in marriage must have been quite a hoot: it measured glucose levels in 107 married couples over 21 days and compared the effect of lower levels - essentially the effect of being hungry - on the relationship ... using voodoo dolls and headphones.

The participants were...

Mapping a way to rebuild relationships

Edited by Jill Wright,

All the members of our team of Melbourne psychologists who specialise in relationships have a lot of respect for the work of John Gottman, and the insights he gained working in the so-called "love lab" at the University of Washington.

Over at Psyblog, Jeremy Dean obviously shares that respect. He has posted on "The Four Things That Can Kill...