Notre Dame Well-Being Study
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Copies of Matt's presentation slides
Once again, researchers have studied the effects of video games and television watching on the well-being of children. These researchers used data from 3,600 children from across Europe that had been collected as part of a study on childhood obesity. The results are subtle and mixed. The researchers tried hard to account for other factors that […] Click here to read more.
11 April 2014, 4:25 pm ∞
Researchers recently explored what happens when we offer to help someone, but in a way that runs counter to social norms. In this study, male researchers waited near the entrances to university buildings, watching for men and women approaching. When a man or woman approached the door, sometimes the researcher went through a door adjacent to […] Click here to read more.
17 February 2014, 11:26 am ∞
Many of us read for pleasure, and recent research suggests that what we read might impact our capacities for empathy & social perception which are important components of emotional intelligence. Researchers at The New School for Social Research studied individuals 18 to 75 . They had some of these people read excerpts from award-winning literature, others read popular fiction […] Click here to read more.
4 October 2013, 11:32 am ∞
Recent Well-Being Publications
- - Exploring core life values and discovering your best self
- - The dark side, and dark beginnings, of accountability
- - Thomas Jefferson, the French Academy, and the meritocracy myth
- - A better metaphor: musings on work-life balance
- - Communities of practice and the vital role they play in professional life