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Diversity training can help, but it needs to be sustained
By February 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Diversity training can help, but it needs to be sustained

Posted by Matthew Biddle Diversity training programs at work can build awareness of cultural differences, but often fall short at changing attitudes and behaviors. Published in Psychological Bulletin, the study finds diversity training can be successful—but that results vary widely based on the content and length of training and whether it was accompanied by other […]

Mindfulness can make mentees more receptive to health advice
By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Mindfulness can make mentees more receptive to health advice

Posted by Ashton Yount on futurity.org When you hear health messages—such as quit smoking or get more exercise—do you feel motivated or ashamed? A new study suggests how we react may depend on how mindful we are. According to Yoona Kang, a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, […]

Mentor awareness: Girls may be discouraged from “brilliance” at a young age

Mentor awareness: Girls may be discouraged from “brilliance” at a young age

Posted by James Devitt, NYU By the age of six, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid anything they think may require it. A new study published in the journal Science shows how early gender stereotypes take hold and suggests that they may […]

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

New research highlights potential of organizing social support to promote health

Posted by Katie Delach To encourage healthy habits and actions, doctors should leverage patients’ engagement with their friends and families—rather than increasing their interactions with medical professionals. In a new perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine, behavioral economists suggest a five-step ladder to effectively engineer social engagements that promote health and to test their […]

Being kind serves to elevate your own well-being

Being kind serves to elevate your own well-being

Written by Douglas LaBier and originally posted on the Huffington Post I came across this small but useful study from Oxford researchers, and it caught my attention because it’s one more bit of evidence of our underlying interconnectedness. It shows that doing something positive for others enhances our own happiness. The study consisted of a […]

Eight Things to Remember about Child Development

Eight Things to Remember about Child Development

Originally Posted by Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new […]

New research shows benefits of small treats in goal attainment

New research shows benefits of small treats in goal attainment

Posted by Andrew Trounson, Futurity.org A new study links simple pleasures with making better progress toward personal goals. Enough simple pleasures can even counter the negative effects of a bad day.   The results have implications for workplace productivity and stress management, says lead author Nicole Mead, associate professor at the University of Melbourne. There […]

New research recommends targeted approach to seeking donations
By December 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

New research recommends targeted approach to seeking donations

Posted to Futurity by Matthew Biddle Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by suggesting the right donation levels, according to new research. Setting a low suggested amount increased the total number of donations, the study found. Conversely, setting a high default amount increased the average amount donors gave, but resulted in fewer contributions overall. […]

Depression in adolescents trending upward, research shows
By December 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Depression in adolescents trending upward, research shows

Mojtabai, R., Olfson, M., & Han, B. (2016). National trends in the prevalence and treatment ofdepression in adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics 138(6). DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1878. Summarized by Justin Preston     Introduction The risk of developing depression rises sharply once children reach adolescence. Surveys of a nationwide sample of adolescents between the ages of 13 […]

Being mindful of microaggressions: What are they and what mentors and programs can do
By December 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Being mindful of microaggressions: What are they and what mentors and programs can do

Written by Anne Godlasky, USA TODAY Many Americans have experienced “microaggressions,” but not as many know it. Microaggressions are the “constant and continuing reality of slights, insults, invalidations and indignities visited upon marginalized groups by well-intentioned, moral and decent family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, students, teachers, clerks, waiters and waitresses, employers, health care professionals and […]