Traditional “couch-therapy” continues to lose ground to technology driven psychotherapeutic interventions. Researchers studying the impact of virtual therapy report face-to-face sessions have little-to-no advantage over Internet-Age innovations.
A new study posits that we can program our bodies to unconsciously say no to temptation. Traditional psychological theory held that saying no to illegal drugs, unhealthy food or excess consumption of alcohol required a conscious effort.
Sci-News.com Positive Psychology Influences Gene Expression in Humans, Scientists Say Sci-News.com In the new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists asked how the human genome might respond to...
The latest study involved 240 men and women, most of whom were white and between the ages of 18 and 25, at a large northeastern university. The participants randomly received one of four fictional news articles about the beating of a one-year-old child, an adult in his thirties, a puppy, or a 6-year-old dog. Researchers said the stories were identical except for the victim's identity. Participants were asked to rate their feeling of empathy towards the victim after reading the story.
The importance of developing deep connections with the people you serve.
A few years ago, my publisher asked me to write a book about innovation. They’d read some of the articles I’ve written on the subject over the years, and they wanted more. And although I was flattered, I had to tell them no. The world didn’t need another book on innovation — there are too many as it is. I instead made them a counter-offer: Maybe what the world needed was a book about empathy.
At Jump Associates, my colleagues and I have had the chance to collaborate with some of the world’s most amazing companies. And if there’s one thing that we’ve learned in all that time, it’s that companies prosper when they’re able to create widespread empathy for the world around them. That’s why I ended up writing Wired to Care, which shows how great companies around the world, from Nike to IBM, benefit from building a culture of widespread empathy for the people they serve.