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Perfect Employees Are Anything But New PsychTests Study Indicates That Perfectionism Is Not A Trait That HR Managers Should Look For


Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

There are certain traits that HR managers should consistently look for in a job candidate, like conscientiousness, accountability, and integrity, but researchers at PsychTests advise that perfectionism should not be one of them.

Most HR managers will roll their eyes when a job candidate dutifully states that their biggest weakness is their tendency toward perfectionism, but what about those who declare it as their strength? Researchers at PsychTests who analyzed the responses of 264 extreme perfectionists and 142 non-perfectionists indicate that perfectionism is more likely to be a liability than an advantage.

According to data they collected using their Perfectionism Test, 66% employees who are perfectionists are more likely to miss deadlines if they don’t think a project is good enough, and 31% have consulted a professional (therapist, doctor) to help them with a stress-related problem.

In terms of job performance, 46% of perfectionists were rated as “Good,” 42% as “Satisfactory,” and 12% as “Poor,” compared to 58%, 42%, and 1% respectively for non-perfectionists.

PsychTests study on perfectionistic employees also reveals that:

    80% of perfectionists are only proud of their work if it gets praise from their boss (compared to 8% of non-perfectionists).
    84% of perfectionists would rather work on their own than as part of a group because it’s the only way to make sure that every aspect of a project is done “right” (compared to 11% of non-perfectionists).
    89% of perfectionists worry about what others think of them (compared to 13% of non-perfectionists).
    72% of perfectionists believe that if even one mistake is found in their work, they will be considered incompetent (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).
    92% of perfectionists assume that their boss expects them to succeed on every task and project they take on, leaving them no room to fail (compared to 24% of non-perfectionists).
    For 96% of perfectionists, even just the prospect of making a mistake at work worries them (compared to 10% of non-perfectionists).
    73% of perfectionists struggle to bounce back from failure (compared to 2% of non-perfectionists).
    When delegating, 91% of perfectionists want the task to be done without a single error (compared to 4% of non-perfectionists).
    80% of perfectionists believe that when a group project they are working on doesn’t succeed, it’s typically due to the lack of effort of other people; they do not believe that they are personally responsible (compared to 7% of non-perfectionists).
    76% of perfectionists get frustrated or upset when they find a mistake in someone else’s work (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).

“What managers should be looking for, rather than perfectionism, is accountability,” explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “You want an employee who is willing to admit mistakes and weaknesses and wants to change, learn, and grow. Perfectionists take accountability to the extreme, and are unwilling to let go; they have trouble overcoming the fear of other people’s opinion, of making mistakes, and of failure. They’re caught in a vicious cycle where they set impossible goals and fail to live up to their expectations. They mentally beat themselves up, and then try again to do things perfectly. And it never works out.”

“The worst part is, perfectionists are not just hard on themselves – they are also likely to be hard on other people. This makes them a challenge to work with and a liability. They’ll struggle to get work done on time, will often require reassurance that they are performing up to par, they’ll have difficulty accepting criticism, and will often be unpleasant for others to work with because of their tendency to be pedantic. Managers will have their hands full with a perfectionist. It will be like handling a ticking time bomb: it won’t be long before their excessive meticulousness and perfectionism blows up in their face,” concludes Dr. Jerabek.

So how can people tame perfectionistic tendencies? Here’s what the experts at PsychTests recommend:

    Avoid “black and white” thinking. Don’t approach a challenge or goal with an “all-or-nothing” attitude (e.g. saying something like “I have to get this promotion or else I’ll never be satisfied with my job.”). If you only see the outcome as a success or failure you’re already sabotaging yourself. As long as you learn from your mistakes you automatically turn the outcome into a success.

    Set realistic goals. If it’s your resolution to stop world hunger in five years after you’ve climbed Mount Everest, then you’ll probably end up disappointed. These goals may sound noble, but the point is that if you set your sights too high, your fall will be harder. Set the bar high but within reach. Even if you don’t accomplish everything you set out to do, the fact that you did your best is something to be proud of.

    Challenge your perfectionistic assumptions. Keep a journal of your thoughts, moods, and daily activities. Write down events that happen, how they make you feel about yourself and how you interpret the situation. Next, consider the situation from other perspectives and write these down too. How would someone else you know interpret the situation?

    Do a little introspection. In many cases, people who point out flaws in others do so to feel better about their own shortcomings. If you realize that you feel better about yourself when you rip into someone else for messing up, then the fault may lie in you. Try working on increasing your own self-esteem rather than bringing down someone else’s.

    Train yourself to find the good in others. Learn to note and appreciate what employees or colleagues have accomplished rather than only focusing on what they didn’t do well. You can encourage others without being demanding or unreasonable (“I liked your approach to the project. The only suggestion I have is to…”). Others will appreciate your input and are more likely to be open to feedback if you make it a point to look for the good rather than just the bad.

Want to assess your own propensity for perfectionism? Go to http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3052

Professional users of this assessment (therapists, life coaches and counselors) can request a free demo of this or any other tests from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr

About PsychTests.com

PsychTests.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. PsychTests.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.

PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.







Perfect Employees Are Anything But New PsychTests Study Indicates That Perfectionism Is Not A Trait That HR Managers Should Look For


Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

There are certain traits that HR managers should consistently look for in a job candidate, like conscientiousness, accountability, and integrity, but researchers at PsychTests advise that perfectionism should not be one of them.

Most HR managers will roll their eyes when a job candidate dutifully states that their biggest weakness is their tendency toward perfectionism, but what about those who declare it as their strength? Researchers at PsychTests who analyzed the responses of 264 extreme perfectionists and 142 non-perfectionists indicate that perfectionism is more likely to be a liability than an advantage.

According to data they collected using their Perfectionism Test, 66% employees who are perfectionists are more likely to miss deadlines if they don’t think a project is good enough, and 31% have consulted a professional (therapist, doctor) to help them with a stress-related problem.

In terms of job performance, 46% of perfectionists were rated as “Good,” 42% as “Satisfactory,” and 12% as “Poor,” compared to 58%, 42%, and 1% respectively for non-perfectionists.

PsychTests study on perfectionistic employees also reveals that:

    80% of perfectionists are only proud of their work if it gets praise from their boss (compared to 8% of non-perfectionists).
    84% of perfectionists would rather work on their own than as part of a group because it’s the only way to make sure that every aspect of a project is done “right” (compared to 11% of non-perfectionists).
    89% of perfectionists worry about what others think of them (compared to 13% of non-perfectionists).
    72% of perfectionists believe that if even one mistake is found in their work, they will be considered incompetent (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).
    92% of perfectionists assume that their boss expects them to succeed on every task and project they take on, leaving them no room to fail (compared to 24% of non-perfectionists).
    For 96% of perfectionists, even just the prospect of making a mistake at work worries them (compared to 10% of non-perfectionists).
    73% of perfectionists struggle to bounce back from failure (compared to 2% of non-perfectionists).
    When delegating, 91% of perfectionists want the task to be done without a single error (compared to 4% of non-perfectionists).
    80% of perfectionists believe that when a group project they are working on doesn’t succeed, it’s typically due to the lack of effort of other people; they do not believe that they are personally responsible (compared to 7% of non-perfectionists).
    76% of perfectionists get frustrated or upset when they find a mistake in someone else’s work (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).

“What managers should be looking for, rather than perfectionism, is accountability,” explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “You want an employee who is willing to admit mistakes and weaknesses and wants to change, learn, and grow. Perfectionists take accountability to the extreme, and are unwilling to let go; they have trouble overcoming the fear of other people’s opinion, of making mistakes, and of failure. They’re caught in a vicious cycle where they set impossible goals and fail to live up to their expectations. They mentally beat themselves up, and then try again to do things perfectly. And it never works out.”

“The worst part is, perfectionists are not just hard on themselves – they are also likely to be hard on other people. This makes them a challenge to work with and a liability. They’ll struggle to get work done on time, will often require reassurance that they are performing up to par, they’ll have difficulty accepting criticism, and will often be unpleasant for others to work with because of their tendency to be pedantic. Managers will have their hands full with a perfectionist. It will be like handling a ticking time bomb: it won’t be long before their excessive meticulousness and perfectionism blows up in their face,” concludes Dr. Jerabek.

So how can people tame perfectionistic tendencies? Here’s what the experts at PsychTests recommend:

    Avoid “black and white” thinking. Don’t approach a challenge or goal with an “all-or-nothing” attitude (e.g. saying something like “I have to get this promotion or else I’ll never be satisfied with my job.”). If you only see the outcome as a success or failure you’re already sabotaging yourself. As long as you learn from your mistakes you automatically turn the outcome into a success.

    Set realistic goals. If it’s your resolution to stop world hunger in five years after you’ve climbed Mount Everest, then you’ll probably end up disappointed. These goals may sound noble, but the point is that if you set your sights too high, your fall will be harder. Set the bar high but within reach. Even if you don’t accomplish everything you set out to do, the fact that you did your best is something to be proud of.

    Challenge your perfectionistic assumptions. Keep a journal of your thoughts, moods, and daily activities. Write down events that happen, how they make you feel about yourself and how you interpret the situation. Next, consider the situation from other perspectives and write these down too. How would someone else you know interpret the situation?

    Do a little introspection. In many cases, people who point out flaws in others do so to feel better about their own shortcomings. If you realize that you feel better about yourself when you rip into someone else for messing up, then the fault may lie in you. Try working on increasing your own self-esteem rather than bringing down someone else’s.

    Train yourself to find the good in others. Learn to note and appreciate what employees or colleagues have accomplished rather than only focusing on what they didn’t do well. You can encourage others without being demanding or unreasonable (“I liked your approach to the project. The only suggestion I have is to…”). Others will appreciate your input and are more likely to be open to feedback if you make it a point to look for the good rather than just the bad.

Want to assess your own propensity for perfectionism? Go to http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3052

Professional users of this assessment (therapists, life coaches and counselors) can request a free demo of this or any other tests from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr

About PsychTests.com

PsychTests.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. PsychTests.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.

PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.







Perfect Employees Are Anything But New PsychTests Study Indicates That Perfectionism Is Not A Trait That HR Managers Should Look For


Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

There are certain traits that HR managers should consistently look for in a job candidate, like conscientiousness, accountability, and integrity, but researchers at PsychTests advise that perfectionism should not be one of them.

Most HR managers will roll their eyes when a job candidate dutifully states that their biggest weakness is their tendency toward perfectionism, but what about those who declare it as their strength? Researchers at PsychTests who analyzed the responses of 264 extreme perfectionists and 142 non-perfectionists indicate that perfectionism is more likely to be a liability than an advantage.

According to data they collected using their Perfectionism Test, 66% employees who are perfectionists are more likely to miss deadlines if they don’t think a project is good enough, and 31% have consulted a professional (therapist, doctor) to help them with a stress-related problem.

In terms of job performance, 46% of perfectionists were rated as “Good,” 42% as “Satisfactory,” and 12% as “Poor,” compared to 58%, 42%, and 1% respectively for non-perfectionists.

PsychTests study on perfectionistic employees also reveals that:

    80% of perfectionists are only proud of their work if it gets praise from their boss (compared to 8% of non-perfectionists).
    84% of perfectionists would rather work on their own than as part of a group because it’s the only way to make sure that every aspect of a project is done “right” (compared to 11% of non-perfectionists).
    89% of perfectionists worry about what others think of them (compared to 13% of non-perfectionists).
    72% of perfectionists believe that if even one mistake is found in their work, they will be considered incompetent (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).
    92% of perfectionists assume that their boss expects them to succeed on every task and project they take on, leaving them no room to fail (compared to 24% of non-perfectionists).
    For 96% of perfectionists, even just the prospect of making a mistake at work worries them (compared to 10% of non-perfectionists).
    73% of perfectionists struggle to bounce back from failure (compared to 2% of non-perfectionists).
    When delegating, 91% of perfectionists want the task to be done without a single error (compared to 4% of non-perfectionists).
    80% of perfectionists believe that when a group project they are working on doesn’t succeed, it’s typically due to the lack of effort of other people; they do not believe that they are personally responsible (compared to 7% of non-perfectionists).
    76% of perfectionists get frustrated or upset when they find a mistake in someone else’s work (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).

“What managers should be looking for, rather than perfectionism, is accountability,” explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “You want an employee who is willing to admit mistakes and weaknesses and wants to change, learn, and grow. Perfectionists take accountability to the extreme, and are unwilling to let go; they have trouble overcoming the fear of other people’s opinion, of making mistakes, and of failure. They’re caught in a vicious cycle where they set impossible goals and fail to live up to their expectations. They mentally beat themselves up, and then try again to do things perfectly. And it never works out.”

“The worst part is, perfectionists are not just hard on themselves – they are also likely to be hard on other people. This makes them a challenge to work with and a liability. They’ll struggle to get work done on time, will often require reassurance that they are performing up to par, they’ll have difficulty accepting criticism, and will often be unpleasant for others to work with because of their tendency to be pedantic. Managers will have their hands full with a perfectionist. It will be like handling a ticking time bomb: it won’t be long before their excessive meticulousness and perfectionism blows up in their face,” concludes Dr. Jerabek.

So how can people tame perfectionistic tendencies? Here’s what the experts at PsychTests recommend:

    Avoid “black and white” thinking. Don’t approach a challenge or goal with an “all-or-nothing” attitude (e.g. saying something like “I have to get this promotion or else I’ll never be satisfied with my job.”). If you only see the outcome as a success or failure you’re already sabotaging yourself. As long as you learn from your mistakes you automatically turn the outcome into a success.

    Set realistic goals. If it’s your resolution to stop world hunger in five years after you’ve climbed Mount Everest, then you’ll probably end up disappointed. These goals may sound noble, but the point is that if you set your sights too high, your fall will be harder. Set the bar high but within reach. Even if you don’t accomplish everything you set out to do, the fact that you did your best is something to be proud of.

    Challenge your perfectionistic assumptions. Keep a journal of your thoughts, moods, and daily activities. Write down events that happen, how they make you feel about yourself and how you interpret the situation. Next, consider the situation from other perspectives and write these down too. How would someone else you know interpret the situation?

    Do a little introspection. In many cases, people who point out flaws in others do so to feel better about their own shortcomings. If you realize that you feel better about yourself when you rip into someone else for messing up, then the fault may lie in you. Try working on increasing your own self-esteem rather than bringing down someone else’s.

    Train yourself to find the good in others. Learn to note and appreciate what employees or colleagues have accomplished rather than only focusing on what they didn’t do well. You can encourage others without being demanding or unreasonable (“I liked your approach to the project. The only suggestion I have is to…”). Others will appreciate your input and are more likely to be open to feedback if you make it a point to look for the good rather than just the bad.

Want to assess your own propensity for perfectionism? Go to http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3052

Professional users of this assessment (therapists, life coaches and counselors) can request a free demo of this or any other tests from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr

About PsychTests.com

PsychTests.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. PsychTests.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.

PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.







Perfect Employees Are Anything But New PsychTests Study Indicates That Perfectionism Is Not A Trait That HR Managers Should Look For


Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

There are certain traits that HR managers should consistently look for in a job candidate, like conscientiousness, accountability, and integrity, but researchers at PsychTests advise that perfectionism should not be one of them.

Most HR managers will roll their eyes when a job candidate dutifully states that their biggest weakness is their tendency toward perfectionism, but what about those who declare it as their strength? Researchers at PsychTests who analyzed the responses of 264 extreme perfectionists and 142 non-perfectionists indicate that perfectionism is more likely to be a liability than an advantage.

According to data they collected using their Perfectionism Test, 66% employees who are perfectionists are more likely to miss deadlines if they don’t think a project is good enough, and 31% have consulted a professional (therapist, doctor) to help them with a stress-related problem.

In terms of job performance, 46% of perfectionists were rated as “Good,” 42% as “Satisfactory,” and 12% as “Poor,” compared to 58%, 42%, and 1% respectively for non-perfectionists.

PsychTests study on perfectionistic employees also reveals that:

    80% of perfectionists are only proud of their work if it gets praise from their boss (compared to 8% of non-perfectionists).
    84% of perfectionists would rather work on their own than as part of a group because it’s the only way to make sure that every aspect of a project is done “right” (compared to 11% of non-perfectionists).
    89% of perfectionists worry about what others think of them (compared to 13% of non-perfectionists).
    72% of perfectionists believe that if even one mistake is found in their work, they will be considered incompetent (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).
    92% of perfectionists assume that their boss expects them to succeed on every task and project they take on, leaving them no room to fail (compared to 24% of non-perfectionists).
    For 96% of perfectionists, even just the prospect of making a mistake at work worries them (compared to 10% of non-perfectionists).
    73% of perfectionists struggle to bounce back from failure (compared to 2% of non-perfectionists).
    When delegating, 91% of perfectionists want the task to be done without a single error (compared to 4% of non-perfectionists).
    80% of perfectionists believe that when a group project they are working on doesn’t succeed, it’s typically due to the lack of effort of other people; they do not believe that they are personally responsible (compared to 7% of non-perfectionists).
    76% of perfectionists get frustrated or upset when they find a mistake in someone else’s work (compared to 1% of non-perfectionists).

“What managers should be looking for, rather than perfectionism, is accountability,” explains Dr. Ilona Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “You want an employee who is willing to admit mistakes and weaknesses and wants to change, learn, and grow. Perfectionists take accountability to the extreme, and are unwilling to let go; they have trouble overcoming the fear of other people’s opinion, of making mistakes, and of failure. They’re caught in a vicious cycle where they set impossible goals and fail to live up to their expectations. They mentally beat themselves up, and then try again to do things perfectly. And it never works out.”

“The worst part is, perfectionists are not just hard on themselves – they are also likely to be hard on other people. This makes them a challenge to work with and a liability. They’ll struggle to get work done on time, will often require reassurance that they are performing up to par, they’ll have difficulty accepting criticism, and will often be unpleasant for others to work with because of their tendency to be pedantic. Managers will have their hands full with a perfectionist. It will be like handling a ticking time bomb: it won’t be long before their excessive meticulousness and perfectionism blows up in their face,” concludes Dr. Jerabek.

So how can people tame perfectionistic tendencies? Here’s what the experts at PsychTests recommend:

    Avoid “black and white” thinking. Don’t approach a challenge or goal with an “all-or-nothing” attitude (e.g. saying something like “I have to get this promotion or else I’ll never be satisfied with my job.”). If you only see the outcome as a success or failure you’re already sabotaging yourself. As long as you learn from your mistakes you automatically turn the outcome into a success.

    Set realistic goals. If it’s your resolution to stop world hunger in five years after you’ve climbed Mount Everest, then you’ll probably end up disappointed. These goals may sound noble, but the point is that if you set your sights too high, your fall will be harder. Set the bar high but within reach. Even if you don’t accomplish everything you set out to do, the fact that you did your best is something to be proud of.

    Challenge your perfectionistic assumptions. Keep a journal of your thoughts, moods, and daily activities. Write down events that happen, how they make you feel about yourself and how you interpret the situation. Next, consider the situation from other perspectives and write these down too. How would someone else you know interpret the situation?

    Do a little introspection. In many cases, people who point out flaws in others do so to feel better about their own shortcomings. If you realize that you feel better about yourself when you rip into someone else for messing up, then the fault may lie in you. Try working on increasing your own self-esteem rather than bringing down someone else’s.

    Train yourself to find the good in others. Learn to note and appreciate what employees or colleagues have accomplished rather than only focusing on what they didn’t do well. You can encourage others without being demanding or unreasonable (“I liked your approach to the project. The only suggestion I have is to…”). Others will appreciate your input and are more likely to be open to feedback if you make it a point to look for the good rather than just the bad.

Want to assess your own propensity for perfectionism? Go to http://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3052

Professional users of this assessment (therapists, life coaches and counselors) can request a free demo of this or any other tests from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr

About PsychTests.com

PsychTests.com is a subsidiary of PsychTests AIM Inc. PsychTests.com is a site that creates an interactive venue for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun. The site offers a full range of professional-quality, scientifically validated psychological assessments that empower people to grow and reach their real potential through insightful feedback and detailed, custom-tailored analysis.

PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com). The company’s research division, Plumeus Inc., is supported in part by Research and Development Tax Credit awarded by Industry Canada.







Video Games Help Surgeons with Dexterity and More; Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Praveen Kadimcherla explains why Surgeons Should Play as Hard as They Work


West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

October 2014 – The next time you’re scheduled for minimally invasive surgery – such as the types used for many back and neck procedures – you may want to ask your surgeon how often he plays video games. Finding a surgeon who plays as hard as he or she works, at least when it comes to video games, has been proven to help dexterity and several other crucial skills surgeons employ in the operating room, according to Praveen Kadimcherla, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Atlantic Spine Center.

Much research over the past decade has examined how video games – which can be eerily similar to surgical simulators used to train young doctors – enhance surgical prowess by improving hand-eye coordination, reaction time, problem-solving and other abilities surgeons rely on to perform at the highest levels, explains Dr. Kadimcherla, who is fellowship-trained in orthopedic and neurosurgery spine.

“Many patients would never guess that their surgeon might not only like video games, but can use them to do their jobs even better,” says Dr. Kadimcherla. “But it’s a novel idea that has its basis in scientific fact.”    

Plentiful evidence supports gaming among surgeons

Researchers have proven time and again that “gaming” might be part of a good day’s work for both new and established surgeons. Some of the most convincing evidence includes:


A 2011 study published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy of 33 laparoscopic surgeons – who use a tiny camera and instruments controlled by “joysticks” outside the body – showed that those who played video games involving hand-eye coordination at least three hours per week made about 37% fewer mistakes in the operating room. These surgeons also completed surgical tasks 27% quicker than doctors who didn’t play video games.

A study presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association (APA) meeting suggested that surgeons who played video games requiring dexterity and spatial skills – and then performed a drill testing these skills – were much faster at their first attempt than surgeons who didn’t play the games first. The speed advantage lasted across all 10 drill performances, with a whopping 303 laparoscopic surgeons analyzed.

A study from University of Wisconsin at Madison, also presented at the 2008 APA meeting, indicated that strategy-focused games such as World of Warcraft helped doctors sharpen their scientific thinking skills by working through problems similar to what they face in the operating room. Set in a fantasy world where players advance faster when working together, the game codes reward reasoning, predicting and using evaluative processes integral to scientific reasoning.

Of course, primitive video games such as Pong probably aren’t as useful to surgeons as World of Warcraft, and not all video games confer the same effects. Those most beneficial to surgeons seem to depend on a game’s content, how often it’s played, what grabs players’ attention onscreen and how players control the motions.

“Whether used as a training tool for traditional “open” surgery, laparoscopic, or robot-assisted surgery – which is also minimally invasive – the relevance of video games far exceeds what we thought it might back in the time of Pacman or Space Invaders,” Dr. Kadimcherla says.

Tips for “screening” your surgeon

If you’re planning minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions of the neck or back, such as those performed by Dr. Kadimcherla and his colleagues at Atlantic Spine, you may want to ask your surgeon if video games happen to be part of his regular routine. Many other factors are indicative of accomplished surgeons – and of course should be taken into account – but a video game pastime might suggest a surgeon’s interest and willingness to stay on top of their professional game, he says.

“A lot of us at Atlantic Spine Center play video games for fun and are gratified to know they’re making us better prepared for our patients,” Dr. Kadimcherla says. “The complex dexterity required to be good at both gaming and minimally invasive surgery are strikingly similar. It’s definitely a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

Atlantic Spine Center is a nationally recognized leader for endoscopic spine surgery with three locations in New Jersey in West Orange, Edison, North Bergen and Union. http://www.atlanticspinecenter.com

Praveen Kadimcherla, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Atlantic Spine Center.







Alcohol Rehab Center: What You Should Understand About Alcohol Rehab Centers

Alcohol addiction is one setback that ought not be addressed with levity. Support should be sought for as soon as the signs of the problem becomes clear in you or in a loved one. When you can’t seem to get work completed without taking to one or 2 bottles of alcohol. When you would rather expend your hard earned money on booze as a substitute of other essential items, then you must appreciate that you require assistance and you ought to acquire it without delay before the dilemma gets out of hand. The best place to hunt for and acquire help to manage the hitch of alcohol addiction is the alcohol rehab center. These centers are equipped to assist you live the type of lifestyle you long for. Fortunately, there are numerous centers all over the United States. Just hunt for a good quality and reliable one.

As observed in the past, there are a lot of alcohol rehab centers throughout the Country. The purpose for this is not far-fetched. The growing rate of alcohol addiction in the land has given delivery to countless centers with the intention of helping addicts who may not be able to cope with the problem on their own. Alcohol addiction does not involve only the addict; it can affect the finance and vigor of other parties around the addict.You must not let alcohol to destroy your life. Search for a first-class and dependable inpatient treatment center that can help you to become the best person you want to be. Alcoholism is a disease that you can contend with and get over if you have the correct resources.

Alcohol rehab centers employ numerous types of method to help patients to give up on addiction. Despite the fact that a number of may be pious in their line of attack, others make use of conventional medical means. Some centers employ counseling, group discussion, medicine, meditation et cetera. No matter the approach made use of, they are intended to assist the patient get over his or her craving for alcohol as well as continue to say no to it even after departing from the center.

The primary thing a good and dependable alcohol rehab center will do to you is to study you and check how difficult the problem is. In other words, all sufferers cannot be treated in the same way. While some addicts are yet to get over the difficulty, other people may be undergoing alcohol withdrawal signs and symptoms such as headaches and depression. As soon as this assessment is carried out, the center will recognize what method to apply to help you cope with the crisis. While some individuals may be given pills, some others may be required to live in the center to get other treatment and be carefully monitored. The end result of all treatments is to assist the addict to get over the passion for alcohol.

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Alcohol Rehab Center: What You Should Understand About Alcohol Rehab Centers

Alcohol addiction is one setback that ought not be addressed with levity. Support should be sought for as soon as the signs of the problem becomes clear in you or in a loved one. When you can’t seem to get work completed without taking to one or 2 bottles of alcohol. When you would rather expend your hard earned money on booze as a substitute of other essential items, then you must appreciate that you require assistance and you ought to acquire it without delay before the dilemma gets out of hand. The best place to hunt for and acquire help to manage the hitch of alcohol addiction is the alcohol rehab center. These centers are equipped to assist you live the type of lifestyle you long for. Fortunately, there are numerous centers all over the United States. Just hunt for a good quality and reliable one.

As observed in the past, there are a lot of alcohol rehab centers throughout the Country. The purpose for this is not far-fetched. The growing rate of alcohol addiction in the land has given delivery to countless centers with the intention of helping addicts who may not be able to cope with the problem on their own. Alcohol addiction does not involve only the addict; it can affect the finance and vigor of other parties around the addict.You must not let alcohol to destroy your life. Search for a first-class and dependable inpatient treatment center that can help you to become the best person you want to be. Alcoholism is a disease that you can contend with and get over if you have the correct resources.

Alcohol rehab centers employ numerous types of method to help patients to give up on addiction. Despite the fact that a number of may be pious in their line of attack, others make use of conventional medical means. Some centers employ counseling, group discussion, medicine, meditation et cetera. No matter the approach made use of, they are intended to assist the patient get over his or her craving for alcohol as well as continue to say no to it even after departing from the center.

The primary thing a good and dependable alcohol rehab center will do to you is to study you and check how difficult the problem is. In other words, all sufferers cannot be treated in the same way. While some addicts are yet to get over the difficulty, other people may be undergoing alcohol withdrawal signs and symptoms such as headaches and depression. As soon as this assessment is carried out, the center will recognize what method to apply to help you cope with the crisis. While some individuals may be given pills, some others may be required to live in the center to get other treatment and be carefully monitored. The end result of all treatments is to assist the addict to get over the passion for alcohol.

For extra tips on Christian Rehab Centers visit Drug And Alcohol Rehab.

Alcohol Rehab Center: What You Should Understand About Alcohol Rehab Centers

Alcohol addiction is one setback that ought not be addressed with levity. Support should be sought for as soon as the signs of the problem becomes clear in you or in a loved one. When you can’t seem to get work completed without taking to one or 2 bottles of alcohol. When you would rather expend your hard earned money on booze as a substitute of other essential items, then you must appreciate that you require assistance and you ought to acquire it without delay before the dilemma gets out of hand. The best place to hunt for and acquire help to manage the hitch of alcohol addiction is the alcohol rehab center. These centers are equipped to assist you live the type of lifestyle you long for. Fortunately, there are numerous centers all over the United States. Just hunt for a good quality and reliable one.

As observed in the past, there are a lot of alcohol rehab centers throughout the Country. The purpose for this is not far-fetched. The growing rate of alcohol addiction in the land has given delivery to countless centers with the intention of helping addicts who may not be able to cope with the problem on their own. Alcohol addiction does not involve only the addict; it can affect the finance and vigor of other parties around the addict.You must not let alcohol to destroy your life. Search for a first-class and dependable inpatient treatment center that can help you to become the best person you want to be. Alcoholism is a disease that you can contend with and get over if you have the correct resources.

Alcohol rehab centers employ numerous types of method to help patients to give up on addiction. Despite the fact that a number of may be pious in their line of attack, others make use of conventional medical means. Some centers employ counseling, group discussion, medicine, meditation et cetera. No matter the approach made use of, they are intended to assist the patient get over his or her craving for alcohol as well as continue to say no to it even after departing from the center.

The primary thing a good and dependable alcohol rehab center will do to you is to study you and check how difficult the problem is. In other words, all sufferers cannot be treated in the same way. While some addicts are yet to get over the difficulty, other people may be undergoing alcohol withdrawal signs and symptoms such as headaches and depression. As soon as this assessment is carried out, the center will recognize what method to apply to help you cope with the crisis. While some individuals may be given pills, some others may be required to live in the center to get other treatment and be carefully monitored. The end result of all treatments is to assist the addict to get over the passion for alcohol.

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Why Alcoholic Beverage Lovers Should Use Beer Bag?

For those who usually consume beer it is good to purchase a right kind of Beer Bag. Obviously, you can count numbers of benefits of using such accessory that can definitely help you personify your identity as well as make you able to enjoy your drink to its fullest. The list of some benefits of using such entity has been given below.

One of the major reasons why today more and more people are tending towards the usage of Beer Bag is its portability. It is very easy to carry your loving alcoholic beverage with the help of this entity. And, of course, these accessories also provide your beer bottle with the utmost protection during the time when you are enjoying outside your home with your family members, colleagues or friends. Now, you dont need to worry about the spillage or leakages of any kind when your bottle is put inside a good quality Beer Bag.

Beer Bag also comes with a special outer compartment that is primarily used for keeping the ice that serves the purpose of maintaining the chilliness of your alcoholic beverage. This helps you to experience the real taste of beer.

Occupying a very little space, the current advanced variety of Beer Bags allows the users to carry their favorite alcoholic beverage with so much ease. These accessories also enable you carry your ice box that assists you experience the chilled drink even if you are outside of your home. Without explaining to your seniors and other professionals the entire plan, you can enjoy your after-office party.

A very less amount of ice can keep your alcoholic beverage chilled. This is another benefit associated with the usage of this important entity. Last but not the least advantage of availing the services of a Beer Bag is to reuse your alcoholic beverage again and again. This makes them an environmental friendly and more economical option.

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Alcohol Rehab Center: What You Should Understand About Alcohol Rehab Centers

Alcohol addiction is one setback that ought not be addressed with levity. Support should be sought for as soon as the signs of the problem becomes clear in you or in a loved one. When you can’t seem to get work completed without taking to one or 2 bottles of alcohol. When you would rather expend your hard earned money on booze as a substitute of other essential items, then you must appreciate that you require assistance and you ought to acquire it without delay before the dilemma gets out of hand. The best place to hunt for and acquire help to manage the hitch of alcohol addiction is the alcohol rehab center. These centers are equipped to assist you live the type of lifestyle you long for. Fortunately, there are numerous centers all over the United States. Just hunt for a good quality and reliable one.

As observed in the past, there are a lot of alcohol rehab centers throughout the Country. The purpose for this is not far-fetched. The growing rate of alcohol addiction in the land has given delivery to countless centers with the intention of helping addicts who may not be able to cope with the problem on their own. Alcohol addiction does not involve only the addict; it can affect the finance and vigor of other parties around the addict.You must not let alcohol to destroy your life. Search for a first-class and dependable inpatient treatment center that can help you to become the best person you want to be. Alcoholism is a disease that you can contend with and get over if you have the correct resources.

Alcohol rehab centers employ numerous types of method to help patients to give up on addiction. Despite the fact that a number of may be pious in their line of attack, others make use of conventional medical means. Some centers employ counseling, group discussion, medicine, meditation et cetera. No matter the approach made use of, they are intended to assist the patient get over his or her craving for alcohol as well as continue to say no to it even after departing from the center.

The primary thing a good and dependable alcohol rehab center will do to you is to study you and check how difficult the problem is. In other words, all sufferers cannot be treated in the same way. While some addicts are yet to get over the difficulty, other people may be undergoing alcohol withdrawal signs and symptoms such as headaches and depression. As soon as this assessment is carried out, the center will recognize what method to apply to help you cope with the crisis. While some individuals may be given pills, some others may be required to live in the center to get other treatment and be carefully monitored. The end result of all treatments is to assist the addict to get over the passion for alcohol.

For extra tips on Christian Rehab Centers visit Drug And Alcohol Rehab.