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EBS experts: Prof. Myriam Bechtoldt on “Mother’s Day - contemporary?” in the TV show hessenschau

14 May 2019 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität
Professor Bechtoldt at the Hessenschau

Prof. Dr. Myriam Bechtoldt as guest in the TV-Show hessenschau

Mother’s Day was founded more than a hundred years ago by the American Anna Jarvis. But is Mother’s Day still up to date?

Prof. Dr. Myriam Bechtoldt thinks: The original idea of appreciation is timeless. At the same time, however, Mother’s Day stands for a very conservative role model according to which it is primarily the woman who assumes responsibility for raising the children and housework. Women who live this role model have to reckon with considerable economic consequences. For example, mothers find it harder to find a job.

The article can be seen here.

Myriam Bechtoldt holds a PhD in work and organizational psychology and a diploma (comparable to M.Sc.) in psychology. After her PhD, she was assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Prior to joining EBS she was Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Her scientific work has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Emotion, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Harvard Business Manager. Her research focuses on emotions at work, specifically on emotional intelligence, stress and health at work, and creativity in groups. Besides, Myriam Bechtoldt is a systemic psychotherapist. Before she embarked on her academic career, she worked as a journalist.

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