A round-up of recent books: The Science of Trust, The Comfort Garden, and Applied Positive Psychology.
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Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Kids Trust
Research Digest Items/Studies: What’s an Apology Really Worth?
A recent study shows how sharing positive experiences can make relationships stronger.
Articles: How to Rebuild TrustBy Anahid Modrek | October 11, 2010
A recent study suggests that our beliefs about human nature strongly influence how trusting we are.
Articles: Hands On Research: The Science of TouchBy Dacher Keltner | September 29, 2010
Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Limits of the “Love Hormone”
Articles: Why We Knew Roger Clemens Was LyingBy Jason Marsh | August 23, 2010
His body language betrayed him.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Are You Smiling at Me?
Articles: Brain TrustBy Michael Kosfeld | September 1, 2008
Trust is not irrational or illusory, explains Michael Kosfeld. It’s a biologically-based part of human nature.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Education reform efforts often undermine trust in schools, but research points to another way.
A new book applies science to figuring out how to build a place where people actually look forward to work.
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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program