Follow the Middle Way in Self Improvement

We have a tendency to swing from one extreme to another, when often finding a “middle way” is the best course of action. We often fall into this problem when we try something, it doesn’t work out, so we overcompensate … Continue reading

How to Overcome Mean World Syndrome

Do you think we live in a mean and terrible world? Then you may have mean world syndrome. Mean world syndrome is a concept proposed by George Gerbner, an influential professor of communication who spent his life studying how culture … Continue reading

Imagining Positive Conversations Can Improve Cooperation

A positive conversation is any verbal interaction where individuals are considering each others’ perspective, values, and interests. These types of interactions are key toward building healthy relationships and resolving social conflicts. There is a robust finding that conversation is one … Continue reading

The Belief in Mind-Body Dualism Can Make Us Act Less Healthy

Throughout many cultures there is a prevailing belief that the mind is separate from the body – this is called “mind-body dualism.” Many people still wish to believe this today, even with increasing research on how our biology and brain … Continue reading