Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

by Emma Seppälä, Kim Cameron Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success. But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a...

Do “Mirror Neurons” Help Create Social Understanding?

Is the mirror system key to how social understanding is created in the brain? Researchers from Denmark released a new study on Feb. 24 showing that specific brain cells called “mirror neurons” may help people interpret the actions they see other people perform. Mirror...

Purpose in life predicts allostatic load ten years later.

OBJECTIVE: Living a purposeful life is associated with better mental and physical health, including longevity. Accumulating evidence shows that these associations might be explained by the association between life purpose and regulation of physiological systems...

Mindfulness: overcoming intractable conflict

Intractable conflict involves reoccurring patterns of ineffective communication in which issues are not resolved and build over time. These situations can lead to bad feelings, damaged relationships, depression, aggression, anxiety and substance abuse. Grounded theory...

Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy

Published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley Mothers-to-be don’t spend their entire 40 weeks of pregnancy glowing radiantly; there are also midnight worries, endless shopping lists, and swollen feet. Somewhere around 18 percent of women are depressed...