RESEARCH STUDY: Helping Others Live Sober

Helping Others Live Sober: New Evidence Indicates “Helping Helps the Helper” Stay Sober Byron R. Johnson1, Maria E. Pagano2, Matthew T. Lee3, Stephen G. Post4 December 1, 2015 1Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA 2Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA 3University of Akron, OH, USA 4Stony Brook University, NY, USA Byron R. Johnson, Program on…

RESEARCH STUDY: Walking Facilitates Positive Affect

JC Miler, Z Krizan, April 2016 Walking Facilitates Positive Affect (Even When Expecting the Opposite). This study conducted 3 experiments to examine how walking induced positivity. Walking in this study wasn’t necessarily for exercise. Results showed that: even when participants didn’t know what the purpose of the experiment was, they experienced an increase in positive affect walking caused a…

SUNSENTINEL: Balancing Act: Greedy Kids? New Study Says a Gratitude Journal Will Help

Balancing Act: Greedy Kids? New Study Says a Gratitude Journal Will Help Chicago Tribune, Heidi Stevens March 15, 2016 Materialistic kids aren’t just tough to shop with at Target (“TeenyMates! Shopkins! Legos! Need! Them! All!”). They’re at an increased risk of developing long-term social and psychological issues, according to a new study. Aric Rindfleisch, professor of…

Research Study: Grateful Recounting Enhances Subjective Well-Being

P.C. Watkins, J. Uhder., & S. Pichinevskiy This study looked at the gratitude 3-blessings treatment and its effectiveness on improving subjective well-being. For one week, subjects practiced either gratitude 3-blessings, pride 3-blessings, or memory placebo, daily. Results showed that: Subjects had significantly enhanced well-being if they had practiced the gratitude 3-blessings treatment, versus the other practices…