Science of Self ™ Knowledge Centre

Mental Health Terms at Work

The role of the manager (HR and general management) is once again expanding. Supporting people in the context of retention, engagement, motivation and growth has always been a part of these roles - but with growing pressure and levels of uncertainty at work, supporting people is requiring more depth.

Jun 28, 2022

Topics: Leadership- Psychology- General Business

Read More

Constantly Confused: Empathy versus Sympathy. The Difference & Why It Matters

Both empathy and sympathy play a role in our personal and professional lives; however, these two concepts are often confused with one another. The key in understanding the difference between these two concepts as actions is particularly relevant for leaders in the modern workplace.

Jun 7, 2022

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology- Coaching & Mentoring

Read More

How to Achieve Change with Behavioural Science

The behavioural sciences are a treasure trove for businesses looking to better understand human behaviour. From psychology, anthropology and cognitive science (as well as their ancillary branches), companies can get insight on how people think or act in order to predict their future actions more accurately. 

Mar 14, 2022

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Change & Transformation

Read More

Workplace Factors that Hurt Mental Health

According to research from Black Dog Institute and the Australian Government, there are nine workplace factors that are hurting mental health. Knowing what the factors are may help you to identify them and manage the risks proactively to have a healthy workplace. 

Dec 14, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Future of Work- Change & Transformation

Read More

22 Tips for a Happier Life

Are you keen to change your outlook and consider a fresh perspective for a happier life? This post highlights a mix of time-tested, unconventional, and research-backed tips and lessons for improving your happiness, health and well-being. 

Dec 13, 2021

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Motivators & Drivers

Read More

Improve Team Connection With Assessments

If you could enhance team connection in a virtual world, what could that do for engagement, idea generation, results and retention?  Getting the tech right is really important, but it’s actually the human side of the set up that makes the biggest difference to connection and culture.

Nov 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Employee Engagement- Profiling & Assessment Tools

Read More

The Main Cause of Job Stress is Not What You Expect

Who has more stress? A CEO or an Administrator? You might think the CEO has more to worry about, and that's a reasonable assumption. After all, those who occupy the most senior positions are required to shoulder greater responsibilities than those in administration or support roles.

Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Psychology- General Business- Coaching & Mentoring

Read More

Fight or Flight at Work: Your Stress Response

The fight-or-flight response (or fight-flight-fright-freeze-faint) is also known as the acute stress response, although many writers refer to it simply as the stress response.

Jul 20, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Coaching & Mentoring- Profiling & Assessment Tools

Read More

Welcome to Science of Self™ 

Our knowledge centre holds over 400 articles shared through the Science of Self™ newsletter. The topics are relevant to the fields of talent management, human resources, organisational development and business growth.

As the title suggests, we take an evidence-based approach to sharing content about people in the context of work. If you like what you see, consider signing up below!

Newsletter Sign-Up

Designed For You

Going out every 3 weeks, the Science of Self™ newsletter brings interesting, fresh and topical content to professionals in Talent Management, Human Resources, Learning & Development, People & Culture, Organisational Development, General Management and Consulting.

100% Privacy.

We do not sell or share email addresses.

Recent Posts

The Future of Work

Looking for a practical guide to help you rewire your business for the future of work?

Read More