Articles by Ben Butina, Ph.D.

Two New Focal Articles

Two new focal articles for an upcoming issue of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, have just been released. Regulating Rude: Tensions Between Free Speech and Civility in Academic Employment, Lilia M. Cortina, Michael G. Cortina, & José M….


Progress as a Field of Study

Tech entrepreneur Patrick Collison and economist Tyler Cowen think we need a new academic discipline focused on progress: Progress itself is understudied. By “progress,” we mean the combination of economic, technological, scientific, cultural, and organizational advancement that has transformed our…


Bullying Bosses Compromise Worker Bonds & Create Safety Risks

Bullying bosses are not only bad for employee morale, but they may also compromise employee judgment when it comes to workplace safety, according to research from Portland State University (PSU).Valerie Bolden-Barrett, HR Dive Read Study: Bullying Bosses Compromise Worker Bonds,…



Research Roundup: Active Commuting

People who engaged in active commuting had a significantly reduced risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease incidence and diabetes.Dinu, Pagliai, Macchi & Sofi …results suggest that the happy commuters are more productive, and the short-distance and active travel commuters are…


The Most Assigned Psych Textbooks

The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) has collected and analyzed seven million English-language syllabi from 80 countries. A total of 193,201 of these syllabi are from psychology courses. Let’s take a look and see what we can learn. Three of the…


Workplace Incivility & Turnover

When we think about civility or manners, we might imagine fussy rules about napkins and forks. In reality, civility is an expression of respect for other people. When that respect is lacking, it hurts. Employees who are treated uncivilly become…


Workplace Incivility

We tend to attribute turnover to the big stuff. As this research demonstrates, however, the little stuff has a way of piling up on workers. We should sweat it. Over the past eight years, as we have learned about this…


Naz Tadjbakhsh on the Dissertation Journey

What’s the danger of going down too many rabbit holes during a lit review? How do you keep going when you want to quit? In this second episode of a two-part series, newly-minted PhD Naz Tadjbakhsh talks about her dissertation journey. (My…


Combat Exposure & Mental Health

There are few workplaces more intense than the battlefield, so we shouldn’t be surprised that combat veterans experience higher levels of depression and anxiety than civilians. What is surprising, however, is the shape of the trajectory: Among combat-exposed male veterans,…