802, 2011

National Sickness Absence Day

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By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

Our attitudes to taking sickness absence belie how hard the UK really works.

For the last few years, those in the Human Resources field have labelled the first Monday in February as “national sickie day”. Contrary to some media reports, this is not an official day of sickness recognition, […]

1312, 2010

X-Factor must help fame-hungry contestants avoid meltdown

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Professor Craig Jackson, head of psychology at Birmingham City University, comments on the challenges facing the contestants as they are thrown back into the real world and offers advice for a ‘healthy’ life post-X-Factor:

“As the latest series of X-Factor shuffles off the screens and onto the charts with the predictable Christmas releases, viewers and […]

2411, 2010

The trouble with “Reality TV”

By |November 24th, 2010|Opinion|1 Comment

By Professor Craig Jackson, Head of the Psychology Division and is Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at Birmingham City University

There is little doubt that reality TV shows that rely on viewers voting in and selecting who does or doesn’t succeed remain as popular as ever. Despite a slight increase in the viewing public’s cynicism over […]