Tag: <span>psychologist</span>

Goal Gradient

The Goal Gradient: Importantly, those who determine functional capacity, maximum medical improvement and/or permanent and partial disability, quite often have no understanding of the patient’s life either before or after settlement. The “goal gradient” is a concept from psychological learning theory in which our behavior increases the closer we get to a goal (settlement). An …

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Diagnoses – Part II

The most common disorder we see among injured workers is what is referred to as an Adjustment Disorder. Stressors for people of any age include divorce or problems with a relationship, general life changes, illness or other health issues in yourself or a loved one, moving to a different home or a different city, unexpected …

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Self Protection

Protect the Professional “…and it’s a job that is burning me out…” Two psychologists, one old and one young, were walking together to the parking lot. The young one is clearly exhausted. The older one comments that he going to wash up and play several sets of tennis. The young one says “I don’t know …

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The causes of procrastination

Procrastination Procrastination is a behavior involving the delaying of actions to a later time. Procrastination is a way of coping with anxiety that is associated with starting or completing any task/decision. Researchers also have three criteria they use to categorize procrastination. To be “procrastination,” it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying. Importantly, while people procrastinate …

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Work Ethic

Work Ethic

Work Ethic Most species including man have a genetic need to work and play; a work ethic. You see examples not only of mammals …
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Psychological Risks from Transitional Duty Work

Most injured workers are in an environment where there are not true light duty positions. These positions are (often reluctantly …
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Cultural Differences

With America as a cultural melting pot, we have to be prepared for differences in the ways cultures handle psychological …
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