Posts Tagged: psychology

The “Stay Home” Paradox: Do Nothing, See Nothing, Feel Nothing

The cause-and-effect dynamic with the pandemic is hard to discern among all the noise. Let’s amplify the message that we have the ability to exert control over what happens. Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is within our control. Make the linkages between good behaviors and good outcomes a core part of the broader communications signal.

Government Communications: How Not to Be Evil

I’m going to keep this quite short considering this is post about obedience, public sector managers, the nature of evil and social media. I’m going to argue how findings of a few psychological studies suggest the modern communications person needs to be more in touch with ‘the people’ avoid being complicit in evil acts. ARead… Read more »

Mind Readers and The Psychology of Excess

Seeing a number of senior officials in the last year “ousted,” I find it sort of scary the risks and travails that executive leadership can entail. There are so many good, hardworking people at GSA making progress for the Government in terms of property management, contract management, fleet management, and more, that it was aRead… Read more »

Meet Ella- NASA Dryden’s New Therapy Dog

By Kathy ChristianEmployee Assistance ProgramNASA Dryden Flight Research Center I am a clinical psychologist at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. I have been manager of the center’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for 12 years. Image Right: Ella, NASA Dryden’s new therapy dog. The EAP office at DFRC isRead… Read more »

Self-Esteem and Facebook/Twitter

X-posted to WordPress – not really government related, but Social Media related: We all remember the pseudo-psychology of the 80s when Self-Esteem issues were identified and the concept beat to death as a crutch for young up and coming emergent adults when we suffered failures in life. As we approach the end of this decade,Read… Read more »