A new study suggests that wives matter more when it comes to calming down marital conflicts
Research suggests exercise is good for our mental health--perhaps even more so if we're highly social, according to a new study.
A new study suggests that just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation changes our experience of time.
A new study may be the first to link genetics, emotions, and marital satisfaction.
Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in school-based mindfulness programs. Here's a round-up of four new studies at the frontier.
A recent study suggests that when new college students are kind to themselves, they're less likely to suffer from homesickness.
A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.
A new study finds that even little rituals, like swirling wine or shaking a sugar packet, can enhance the flavor of food.
A new study is the first to find that happy people have less risk of a heart attack--even if their family history puts them at high risk.
A new study shows how receiving gratitude improves people's attitudes toward their relationship.
A new study sheds light on why good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
A new study suggests mindfulness meditation can help us overcome the "bystander effect."
A new study reveals how our frame of mind shapes our sense of right and wrong.
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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