On the Record

“Younger people, including younger medical personnel, often don’t notice [depression among older adults]. When they do, it doesn’t surprise them. They think: ‘They ought to be depressed, they’re old.’ So instead of helping the person deal with it, they ignore it.”

—Bob G. Knight, PhD, associate dean at the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Times, April 19

“There is a very bad set of values that are embedded in the air because of performance reviews.”

—Samuel A. Culbert, PhD, of the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, who says annual reviews not only create a high level of stress for workers, but end up making everybody — bosses and subordinates — less effective at their jobs.
The New York Times, May 19

“People need to change their mindset about agreeing to everything. By saying no, you can focus on your goals.”

—Susan Newman, PhD, social psychologist and the author of “The Book of No.”
Forbes.com, May 27