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Tag: Social Connections
Tag: Social Connections
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Articles: The Benefits of IntroversionBy Jill Suttie | May 15, 2012
Do extroverts rule the world? A new book makes the case for some alone time.
Articles: How to Foster Group CreativityBy Jeremy Adam Smith | April 11, 2012
In the second of a two-part conversation, Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explains how science can help teams become more creative.
In a time of toxic stress, Maurice J. Elias says it's time for parents to support each other's emotional development.
Articles: Stress and Self-CompassionBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 28, 2012
Stress is the problem, says Robert Sapolsky. Is Kristin Neff's idea of self-compassion the solution?
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Keys to Resilience
Videos and Podcasts: How a Chair Revealed the Type A Personality ProfileBy Robert M. Sapolsky | March 21, 2012
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv talks about how the Type A personality profile was developed and why Type A personalities are more at risk for heart disease.
Articles: From Adversity to AdvocacyBy Jill Suttie | March 15, 2012
More and more research says activism helps people cope with illness and addiction.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Heartbreak Really Hurt?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Facebook Might Hurt People with Low Self-Esteem
Articles: How Childcare Boosts Social CapitalBy Meera Lee Sethi | January 18, 2012
New research says mothers using childcare can reap social, psychological, and financial rewards.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Happiness is ContagiousBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 3, 2011
Your own happiness makes the world better
Videos and Podcasts: Happiness is ContagiousBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 3, 2011
Want to contribute to the greater good of society? Rona and I talk about why starting with yourself is a solid strategy for increasing other people’s well-being.
(Looking for the pledge that we refer to? It is here.)
Videos and Podcasts: Trust and InequalityBy John Gottman | October 22, 2011
John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.
A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?
Articles: Feeling Connected Makes Us KindBy Nadine Lueras-Tramma | September 15, 2011
A recent study suggests that our social connections inspire altruism.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Cope with Rejection
Raising Happiness: Are My Kids Already Over-Scheduled?By Christine Carter | August 31, 2011
Dealing with back-to-school scheduling stress.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Play with Some FriendsBy Christine Carter | July 19, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
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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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