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    Targets of Bully Bosses Aren’t the Only Victims

    Feb. 6, 2013 — Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. In the first ever study to investigate vicarious supervisory abuse, Paul Harvey, associate professor of organizational behavior at UNH, and his research colleagues Kenneth Harris and Raina Harris from Indiana University Southeast and Melissa Cast from New Mexico State University find that vicarious supervisory abuse is associated with job frustration, abuse…

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    Four Habits That Make Relationships Happy

    By Kevin D. Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP Created Jul 29 2012 – 10:36am Researchers write much about relationships, publishing literally thousands of articles on what things work—or don’t.  Dr. John Gottman, and the folks at his lab in Seattle, maybe does some of the best research on the topic. The findings help us know what makes a relationship move from good to great. As a couples therapist, what follows are four of the things that seem to really help folks find happiness and satisfaction in their relationships.

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    Filmmaker Puts His Mental Illness on Screen

      Bud Clayman, a director of the documentary “OC87.” By ANDY WEBSTER Published: May 24, 2012     “This is not a film about hand washing,” says Bud Clayman at the start of “OC87,” adding, “It’s a film about the fear of acting on thoughts.” Mr. Clayman has obsessive-compulsive disorder — specifically “harm O.C.D.,” which involves intense anger and violent imaginings — and Asperger’s syndrome, which inhibits the grasp of social cues. This moving, penetrating documentary records his attempt to describe his conditions, confront them and learn to manage them.  “This is not a film about hand washing,” says Bud Clayman at the start of “OC87,” adding, “It’s a film about the fear of acting on thoughts.” Mr. Clayman has obsessive-compulsive…