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

How to Savor the Moment: Scientific Ways to Increase Pleasure in Your Life

Finding pleasure in life plays a very important role in our happiness. For some this may seem obvious. Of course happiness is about “feeling good” and experiencing positive and pleasurable experiences. The more pleasure, the better. How can that not … Continue reading