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Jobs with the Highest Depression Rates

It doesn’t matter if you’re 10, 21 or 55; it’s hard to decide what career path you want to take. Personally, I have changed my mind at least a dozen times. The only things that consistently keep me happy are my family and my writing. Speaking of being happy with your job, did you know that some careers are more likely to produce depressed workers? Although it’s true, that doesn’t mean I’m discouraging anyone from pursuing these higher-than-normal depression-causing careers. Hundreds of factors can contribute to the cause of depression, so it’s important not to choose your career based off this list. However, it’s some interesting trivia and may prove helpful for those of you who are already susceptible to the blues.

Child Care and Nursing Home Workers Almost 11 percent of the nursing home and child care workforce report having symptoms of depression. This particular field can be very rewarding, but it’s important to remember that the caregivers often do tremendous amounts of work for people that are unable- or in some cases, unwilling- to provide praise and thanks. For many people, the stress of this job piles up over the years.

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B.F. Skinner Education Background

bf-skinnerPsychologist and writer, B.F. Skinner was born in 1904 to parents Grace and William Skinner in the town of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. B.F. had a younger brother, Edward, who he died when just 16 years old of a cerebral hemorrhage.

After high school, Skinner enrolled at Hamilton College in New York, with the dream of becoming a writer. He also became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1926.  He then enrolled at Harvard University and graduated in 1931 with a Ph.D,  but elected to stay on as a researcher until 1936. Around this time, he married Yvonne Blue, with whom he would raise two daughters. Read the rest of this entry »





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