A round-up of recent books: The Science of Trust, The Comfort Garden, and Applied Positive Psychology.
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Articles: Just One Thing: Drop the CaseBy Rick Hanson | April 19, 2011
Have you built a "case" against someone who wronged you? Rick Hanson explains how to let it go.
Articles: How to Make an Apology WorkBy Whitney Patterson | December 20, 2010
A new study offers an important tip to anyone looking for forgiveness.
In his latest guest blog post, psychologist Joshua Coleman explains that to repair a relationship with estranged children, parents today need to make the first move.
Articles: The Hows of HappinessBy Jason Marsh | July 21, 2010
Seven research-tested strategies for a happier life.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Benefits of Spontaneous Apologies
By Samuel P. Oliner, assisted by Piotr Olaf Zylicz
Paragon House, 2008, 328 pages
Articles: Peace Among PrimatesBy Robert M. Sapolsky | Fall 2007
Anyone who says peace is not part of human nature knows too little about primates, including ourselves.
By Erin Daly and Jeremy Sarkin
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, 352 pages
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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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...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
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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