Emily Nauman is a GGSC research assistant. She completed her undergraduate studies at Oberlin College with a double major in Psychology and French, and has previously worked as a research assistant in Oberlin’s Psycholinguistics lab and Boston University’s Eating Disorders Program.
Stories by Emily Nauman
Articles: What Makes a Happy Parent?By Emily Nauman | August 19, 2014
Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.
About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Research says that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for depression. A new study finds out why.
A new study explores how mindfulness meditation might help women cultivate more secure adult relationships.
Two new studies explore how attachment style, romantic conflict, stress, gender, and mindfulness interact with each other.
A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Enhance Job Performance?By Emily Nauman | March 31, 2014
It's Mindful Monday! A new study finds that mindfulness helps workers succeed in fast-paced, ever-changing environments like restaurants.
In a new installment of our Mindful Monday series, we talk with researcher Rimma Teper about how mindfulness helps improve executive function.
Two new studies investigate how mindfulness can reduce depression and exhaustion among doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals—and get mixed results.
Articles: Feeling Self-Critical? Try MindfulnessBy Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014
New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.
Our analysis of Greater Good quiz results reveals how readers see and experience gratitude in their organizations.
A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.
Articles: Mindful Doctors, Happy PatientsBy Emily Nauman | February 10, 2014
A new study shows that physicians with mindfulness skills communicate well with patients, and provide better quality care.
How can we foster a more positive attitude toward eating and toward our bodies? A new study suggests that mindfulness might play a role.
Articles: Short on Time? Try MindfulnessBy Emily Nauman | October 15, 2013
A new study suggests that just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation changes our experience of time.
Articles: Do Rituals Help Us to Savor Food?By Emily Nauman | August 7, 2013
A new study finds that even little rituals, like swirling wine or shaking a sugar packet, can enhance the flavor of food.
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
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