New research suggests the thought of being a protector overrides desire for personal freedoms when it comes to COVID-safety messages — ScienceDaily

While many people have listened to messaging about wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, resistance remains. A new study finds that appealing to people’s concerns for their loved ones could overcome this resistance. And it may have implications for encouraging people to get the new vaccine. In […]

How can we make sure people get the second COVID-19 vaccine dose?

The light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is getting brighter. This week, the first health care workers will receive the first doses of an FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine. Soon, so will other front-line workers in health care and beyond, and residents of long-term care facilities. The availability of COVID-19 vaccines, however, will not necessarily […]

Modification of the oxytocin gene is correlated with personal distress, an emotional response related to empathy, scientists show — ScienceDaily

Our ability to feel and understand the emotions of others, or “empathy,” is at the core of our prosocial behaviors such as cooperation and caregiving. Scientists have recognized two types of empathy: cognitive and affective. Cognitive empathy involves understanding another person’s emotions on an intellectual level, taking into consideration someone’s situation and how they would […]

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Everyday activities enhance personal well-being — ScienceDaily

Physical activity makes happy and is important to maintain psychic health. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim studied the brain regions which play a central role in this process. Their findings reveal that even everyday activities, such as climbing stairs, significantly enhance well-being, in […]

Everyday activities enhance personal well-being

IMAGE: Everyday activities, such as climbing stairs, may positively affect spiritual well-being. view more  Credit: Markus Breig, KIT Physical activity makes happy and is important to maintain psychic health. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim studied the brain regions which play a central role in […]

Being alone and socializing with others each contributes differently to personal growth

How do people experience time alone and time with others? Findings from a new Bar-Ilan University study reveal the intricacies of people’s experiences in these basic social conditions. The study used a unique approach of analyzing self-generated text from more than 1,700 participants who performed a sentence-completion task regarding their experience alone and their social […]

Building your professional brand in a prestigious job

Researchers from HEC Montreal and York University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how people who attain “prestigious” posts in high-profile organizations can manage their professional brands to promote career mobility. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Working It: Managing Professional Brands in Prestigious Posts” and […]

The hidden threat of the home office

It may seem a bit contradictory at first glance, but increased flexibility in our workday may have given us less flexibility in the work itself. The daily press and the nascent research literature on COVID-19 speculate on the long-term consequences of the coronavirus situation. These could change the way we think about the methods we […]