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A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
According to a new study, our sexual priorities change as we age and that keeps our sex lives satisfying.
A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
According to a new study, changing your perspective may be helpful in some situations—but not others.
A new study suggests that self-compassion makes you hold yourself to a higher standard of morality.
We can be fooled by androids like Maeve in the TV show Westworld, but not so much in real life, a new study suggests.
According to a new study, generous businesses inspire individuals to give, too—thanks to one particular emotion.
All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
In a new study, researchers saw Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli students cooperating better after a simple lesson.
According to a new study, narcissists start out popular—but eventually, people see through them.
According to a new study, conditions like ADHD and anxiety may be linked to normal brain functions gone awry.
According to a new study, mindful people might be happier because they act according to their values.
New research provides a possible clue as to why so many Donald Trump supporters believe outlandish things.
A new study reveals how gender and social pressure drive unethical decisions.
Whether you're religious or not, putting your faith in science and technology could be good for you, a new study suggests.
Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.
A new study teases out the different benefits of four kinds of meditation.
The language we choose reflects our implicit biases—but according to a new study, mindfulness can help.
According to a new study, empathy plays a role in how we respond to depressing tunes.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
According to a new study, forgiving your partner may backfire if they have a certain personality type.
A new study suggests that happy, rhythmic music increases cooperative behavior—and that may be good news for employers.
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
Thousands of these organizations exist. Could they make a difference?
According to a new study, people who give more get more (if you know what we mean).
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
Could cultivating attention and awareness help teens to stop checking their phones?
Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.
According to a recent study, training teens in a "growth mindset" can reduce their stress and improve their grades.
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
We remember acts of self-sacrifice, compassion, heroism, and forgiveness from the past year.
Here are some worthy books from the past year that we were unable to review.
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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”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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