6 01, 2017

A Resolution for the New Year

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:11+00:00 January 6th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

About a week before Christmas, LiveScience published an article reviewing two studies suggesting “… that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge. (Id. at Your Giving Brain: Are Humans Hardwired for Generosity? by Mindy Weinberger (December 19, 2016.).) Based on two different research experiments, the researchers concluded that “… human behavior [...]

7 08, 2015


By | 2017-05-13T07:45:00+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Last week, I wrote about empathy – its definition and what researchers have found about why we may be more empathetic in certain situations and/or given our personalities. The blog concluded with the notion that empathy can be learned; it is our choice whether we wish to be more empathetic. The question I did not [...]

31 07, 2015


By | 2017-05-13T07:45:05+00:00 July 31st, 2015|News articles|0 Comments

Empathy- it is an interesting word. Although containing only 7 letters, it is packed full of meaning. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “empathy” as “the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions: the ability to share someone else's feelings.” Or, more explicitly: “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, [...]