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Article ID: 706422

Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

As US rates of marijuana use continue to rise, workers who use marijuana may be at higher risk of losing their jobs, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706421

Bullying at Work Affects Mental Health—Even in Bystanders

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Bullying in the workplace increases employees' psychological distress and plans to quit their job—even for workers who aren't personally being bullied, reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706377

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN INCREASING STRESS ON FEDERAL WORKERS, CONTRACTORS, FAMILIES, APA SAYS

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association called for an immediate end to the partial government shutdown because of the deleterious effect it is having on the economic security and mental health of federal employees and contractors, as well as their families.

Released:
11-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706246

How Fast Fashion Hurts Environment, Workers, Society

Washington University in St. Louis

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From the growth of water-intensive cotton, to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, to worker’s low wages and poor working conditions, the environmental and social costs involved in textile manufacturing are widespread,” said Christine Ekenga, assistant professor at the Brown School and co-author of the paper “The Global Environmental Injustice of Fast Fashion,” published in the journal Environmental Health.

Released:
9-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705926

Work-Family Conflict Hits Home

University of Houston

Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Far less is known about the impact a parent's work life has on their children's health.

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2-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705921

Our Social Judgments Reveal a Tension Between Morals and Statistics

Association for Psychological Science

People make statistically-informed judgments about who is more likely to hold particular professions even though they criticize others for the same behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705488

Low Skilled, Low Paid Workers of the World Don't Unite, Research Shows

University of Exeter

Workers in low-skilled, low paid employment aren't prone to band together and form a common bond, new research has shown.

Released:
14-Dec-2018 11:45 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705421

The Double-Edged Sword of CEO Activism

Stanford Graduate School of Business

CEO activism—the practice of CEOs taking public positions on environmental, social, and political issues not directly related to their business—has become a hotly debated topic in corporate governance.

Released:
13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

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