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Melissa Janson is a Greater Good editorial assistant.

 
 
  

Stories by Melissa Janson

The idea for the Cultivating Emotional Balance program grew out of discussions between the Dalai Lama and Western scientists, including psychologist Paul Ekman (right).

Articles: A Training to Make Teachers Less Stressed

By Melissa Janson | March 8, 2012

A new study shows how the Cultivating Emotional Balance program can help teachers (and the rest of us) reduce stress and cultivate compassion.

 

Articles: Baby Love

By Melissa Janson | February 7, 2012

New research suggests the care we receive as infants affects the quality of our relationships as adults.

 

Articles: Oxytocin: The Holiday Hormone

By Melissa Janson | December 22, 2011

New study: People give more when under the influence of oxytocin.

 

Articles: Self-Compassion Eases the Pain of a Divorce

By Melissa Janson | December 2, 2011

A new study suggests how people can heal from the end of their marriage.

 

Articles: How to Get Doctors to Give a Hand

By Melissa Janson | October 26, 2011

Study suggests appealing to altruism increases hand washing in hospitals.

 

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