Research Digests

Do Bullies Feel Your Pain?

By Kimberly van der Elst, Na'amah Razon, Janelle Caponigro | February 3, 2011
Summaries of new research on empathy among bullies, dads' effects on mental health, and a cause of insomnia.
 

Empathy on the Decline

By Na'amah Razon, Jason Marsh | January 28, 2011
Summaries of new research on the decline of empathy in America, the power of the mind to trump the senses, and yoga's ability to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients.
 

When the “Cuddle Hormone” Isn’t So Cuddly

By Na'amah Razon, Whitney Patterson | January 21, 2011
Summaries of new research on the links between oxytocin and prejudice, religion and happiness, and age and self-discipline.
 

Dye Your Hair to Live Longer

By Bernie Wong, Neha John-Henderson, Na'amah Razon | January 14, 2011
Summaries of new research on the power of seeing yourself as young, how to inspire action against prejudice, and how our government can make us happy.
 

Why to Take Your New Year’s Resolutions Seriously

By Janelle Caponigro, Jason Marsh | December 31, 2010
Summaries of new research on the value of setting goals for yourself and the cognitive benefits of being in a good mood.
 

Do Happy Meals Make Happy Kids?

By Janelle Caponigro, Neha John-Henderson | December 17, 2010
Summaries of new research on the causes of forgiveness, how mindfulness helps cancer patients, and the complicated relationship between fast food and happiness.
 

Team Sports Boost Mental Health

By Neha John-Henderson, Janelle Caponigro | December 10, 2010
Summaries of new research finding that team sports boost mental health, gratitude strengthens relationships, and positivity trumps negativity.
 

Why Work-Family Balance is So Important

By Neha John-Henderson, Matthew Brim, Janelle Caponigro | December 3, 2010
Summaries of new research on the link between positive workplaces and positive families, how to protect yourself from life's woes, and the key to positive interracial interactions.
 

How Do You Really Feel about Your Partner?

By Kimberly van der Elst, Anahid Modrek | November 26, 2010
Summaries of new research on relationship satisfaction and why some babies are calmer than others.
 

Does Happiness Make Us Selfish?

By Neha John-Henderson, Bernie Wong | November 12, 2010
Summaries of new research on happiness and fairness, how to recover from being wronged, and why you should see yourself as resilient.
 

Why a Happy Marriage Matters in Old Age

By Neha John-Henderson, Bernie Wong | November 8, 2010
Summaries of new research on the link between happy marriages and good health, why you should imagine your 'best possible self,' and how mindfulness can help our brains (even after only four days of practice).
 

The Latest on Money and Happiness

By Anahid Modrek, Janelle Caponigro, Bernie Wong | October 22, 2010
Summaries of new research on whether money can buy happiness, what protects some kids from developing depression, and the keys to a good night's sleep (especially for older adults).
 

How Doctors Can Help You Lose Weight

By Anahid Modrek, Janelle Caponigro | October 15, 2010
Summaries of new research on the link between empathy and obesity and why some children can bounce back from severe trauma.
 

Want to Quit Smoking? Think of a Cigarette!

By Janelle Caponigro, Bernie Wong, Anahid Modrek | October 8, 2010
Summaries of new research on kicking bad habits, why walking is good for your brain, and how to help at-risk kids do better in school.
 

Lonely? Try This

By Bernie Wong | October 1, 2010
Summaries of new research on how to combat loneliness and why toddlers shouldn't watch too much TV.
 

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