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Articles: Why Is It So Hard to Make Positive Changes?

By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2016

A new book examines the common psychological barriers to change—and how to overcome them.

 

Articles: Teens Overestimate the Bad Behavior of Peers

By Sarah W. Helms | November 25, 2016

All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.

 
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Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?

By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016

We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.

 

Articles: How to Journal Through Your Struggles

By Kira M. Newman | November 17, 2016

Stuck in negativity? Writing down your feelings can be a healthy way to cope, a new book explains.

 

Articles: Six Steps to Prepare for End-of-Life Care

By Ellen Rand | October 17, 2016

Ellen Rand shares the lessons she’s learned about preparing for the death of a loved one.

 

Articles: How to Teach Happiness at School

By Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016

We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.


 

Articles: White Racism May Hurt the Health of Both Whites and Blacks

By Yasmin Anwar | September 8, 2016

According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.

 

Articles: Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy

By Kira M. Newman | August 17, 2016

New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.

 

Articles: Do You Have a Negative Attitude about Aging?

By Kate Wheeling | August 10, 2016

According to a new study, our feelings about aging can influence our emotional reactions to everyday stress.

 
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Articles: Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

By Jill Suttie | August 8, 2016

New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.

 

Articles: Why You’re Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

By Kira M. Newman | July 19, 2016

According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.

 

Articles: How You Argue Could Make You Sick

By Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016

According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.

 

Articles: What Mindfulness Is Missing

By Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016

According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.

 

Articles: Living with a Purpose Changes Everything

By Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016

According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.

 

Articles: Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

By Jill Suttie | May 19, 2016

According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective.

 
Kendall Bronk is an Associate Professor of developmental psychology in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Claremont Graduate University.

Articles: How to Talk with Teens about Purpose

By Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016

A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.

 

Articles: Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

By Elizabeth Hopper | May 12, 2016

According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.

 
Explore awe in depth at The Art & Science of Awe, an inspiring day-long event on June 4 at UC Berkeley or via webcast.

Articles: Why Do We Feel Awe?

By Dacher Keltner | May 10, 2016

According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.

 

Articles: Four Reasons to Cultivate Zest in Life

By Kira M. Newman | March 28, 2016

According to research, the joyful energy of zest is good for your career and your mental health.

 
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Articles: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?

By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016

A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.

 

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