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 research suggests that the old adage that “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” may offer us very useful guidance for avoiding temptations. In recent years researchers have become very interested in learning about our “executive” system which includes things like our self-control, self-discipline, willpower, self-awareness, planning, goal setting, etc. High on the list of […] Click here to read more.
19 August 2013, 9:05 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