Tag: psychology


KISS Those Bad Surveys Good-Bye

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Apr 2015

KISS Those Bad Surveys Good-Bye

Emily-Ana Filardo Developing an effective survey can be a form of art. I know what you’re thinking: how difficult can it be, right? You want to know how people feel about something, so you ask them a bunch of questions. Essentially that is what survey development is. But ensuring that...

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A System for Making Choices

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Apr 2015

A System for Making Choices

Life is a series of choices. Some are simple, such as deciding to take an umbrella with you on a cloudy day forecast for showers. Others, however – such as which refrigerator to purchase from a wide selection of colour, configuration, brands, benefits and prices – are not. When trying...

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Let’s Be Real! When Does Photoshopping Go Too Far?

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Mar 2015

Let’s Be Real! When Does Photoshopping Go Too Far?

Stacey Campbell-Coady Recently my kids brought home their picture day order forms from school. Every year I question the price (crazy!) and the need for these photos. But, looking back on my own childhood, I recall my parents getting all excited to see how I’ve changed from year to year,...

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Negotiation word cloud (many negotiation-related words. E.g., "compromise, strategy" etc.)

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Dec 2014

Tips for a Successful Negotiation

It’s always nice when you work on a project that positively impacts your own life. A few years ago, HSI® conducted a study in which we had participants from two very different organizations conduct a negotiation. The participants lived in different cities and worked for two very different organizations (e.g.,...

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I Was Going to Be a Teacher

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Sep 2014

I Was Going to Be a Teacher

Emily-Ana Filardo I often wonder how people get to where they are in life. I wonder, was my dentist like Hermey the elf from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”? Did she always know that she wanted to be a dentist? Did Hermey inspire her? On the other hand, maybe she and...

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PTSD: Increasing Awareness While Shedding the Stigma

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Sep 2014

PTSD: Increasing Awareness While Shedding the Stigma

In August, I had the privilege of meeting with Steve Hartwig and Jason McKenzie as they traveled through Guelph on a trek across Canada. They served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and have battled PTSD since then. Starting from Victoria in June, they have...

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