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Happiness is being socially connected

Happiness is being socially connected | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Network, network, network. Adults in the business world certainly know how important it is to stay connected to their colleagues and peers if they are to have successful careers, but did you know that the number and strength of our social connections are also very important for happiness?

 
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Recipe for Longevity: No Smoking, Lots of Friend

Recipe for Longevity: No Smoking, Lots of Friend | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A large new meta-analysis suggests that a rich social network helps people reduce their risk of death about as much as avoiding cigarettes
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The Health Benefits of Strong Relationships - Harvard Health Publications

The Health Benefits of Strong Relationships - Harvard Health Publications | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
People who have satisfying relationships have been shown to be happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.
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Marrying an optimist may help you stay healthy - Futurity

Marrying an optimist may help you stay healthy - Futurity | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Having an optimistic spouse appears to have positive effects on a partner's health—even more than a person's own positive outlook.
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‘Depression and burn-out’ at work afflict one-third of employees

‘Depression and burn-out’ at work afflict one-third of employees | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Depression at work devastates lives and wipes billions from the European economy, a report finds.
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What Suffering Does

What Suffering Does | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In a culture obsessed with happiness, we should remember that coming to terms with suffering is instructive to the soul.
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, April 29, 2014 1:25 AM

"First, suffering drags you deeper into yourself. The theologian Paul Tillich wrote that people who endure suffering are taken beneath the routines of life and find they are not who they believed themselves to be.
Then, suffering gives people a more accurate sense of their own limitations, what they can control and cannot control." 

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Teaching Empathy; A Matter of Life and Death

Teaching Empathy; A Matter of Life and Death | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

As a parent, as a Connecticut resident and as a human being I can only say that I am heart broken and mad as hell. When did killing another child become an option?

 

Why isn't conflict resolution a class in all our schools?

 

Why is basic life skills education less accessible than junk food? Imagine a world where families and schools got the support and information they need to affect socio emotional learning for everyone. Violence is the end result of many conflicts that might have been resolved constructively if our children had the skill set required. Skills like empathy and effective communication. 

 

by Marilynn Halas 

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Let's not let Maren's death be in vain.

Let's honor her with a renewed call

for empathy for all of us.

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Via Edwin Rutsch
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malek's comment, April 27, 2014 8:22 AM
heart ripping..a balanced approach will be education and LAW.
pdeppisch's comment, April 27, 2014 8:54 AM
Education may work. USA has become a lawless society! Back to the 'WIld West'.
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Community togetherness plays vital role in coping with tragedies

Community support has remarkable benefits for people coping with traumatic mass shootings, according to an American-Finnish research study.
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Why Does Walking Stimulate Creative Thinking?

Why Does Walking Stimulate Creative Thinking? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford have found that walking generates creative thinking.
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The Science of Our Optimism Bias and the Life-Cycle of Happiness

The Science of Our Optimism Bias and the Life-Cycle of Happiness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"To make progress, we need to be able to imagine alternative realities, and not just any old reality but a better one."

"If I expect as l
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Illusion of Knowledge

Illusion of Knowledge | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Our over-confident brains can leave us with a false sense of security about daily decisions.

Daniel J. Boorstin — 'The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is theillusion of knowledge.'

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Social Connection: Food's Greatest Health Benefit | Summer Tomato

Social Connection: Food's Greatest Health Benefit | Summer Tomato | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
There is a health benefit of food that trumps all the polyphenols and omega-3s you can sink your teeth into.
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Health Benefits of Good Friends

Health Benefits of Good Friends | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
An Australian study of older people found that those who had a large network of friends outlived those with the fewest friends by 22%.
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Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A pioneering neuroscientist reveals the reasons for loneliness and what to do about it. John T. Cacioppo’s groundbreaking research topples one of the pillars of modern medicine and psychology: the focus on the individual as the unit of inquiry.

 

By employing brain scans, monitoring blood pressure, and analyzing immune function, he demonstrates the overpowering influence of social context—a factor so strong that it can alter DNA replication. He defines an unrecognized syndrome—chronic loneliness—brings it out of the shadow of its cousin depression, and shows how this subjective sense of social isolation uniquely disrupts our perceptions, behavior, and physiology, becoming a trap that not only reinforces isolation but can also lead to early death.

 

He gives the lie to the Hobbesian view of human nature as a “war of all against all,” and he shows how social cooperation is, in fact, humanity’s defining characteristic.

 

Most important, he shows how we can break the trap of isolation for our benefit both as individuals and as a society.

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Psychology of Cult TV: Better Living by

Psychology of Cult TV: Better Living by | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Psychologists discuss television's power to encourage, empower, and unite fans
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The World's 10 Most Depressed Countries

The World's 10 Most Depressed Countries | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Depression is an illness that plagues millions of people, all over the world.
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Pause the Music When You're Learning Something New

Pause the Music When You're Learning Something New | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Music can help you get things done, particularly when you're doing something monotonous and need a boost. But if you're learning something new, research suggests that you're better off pressing pause.
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What Makes You Happy? It Depends on How Old You (Think) You Are - Knowledge@Wharton

What Makes You Happy? It Depends on How Old You (Think) You Are - Knowledge@Wharton | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The experiences that bring happiness change as people become (or feel) older, recent Wharton research finds, creating implications for the way marketers attract certain demographics to their products.
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Colorado Flooding: Solidarity Boosts Coping with Tragedy

Colorado Flooding: Solidarity Boosts Coping with Tragedy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Colorado flooding and other tragedies destroy communities - why do some communities pick themselves back up easier than others? Connections are key. #coloradofloods #naturaldisasters #post-traumatic
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We Hate Ourselves For Spending So Much Time On Facebook. So Why Do We Do It?

We Hate Ourselves For Spending So Much Time On Facebook. So Why Do We Do It? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A new study blames a classic affective forecasting error: we think we'll enjoy it more than we do. Now go share this on Facebook.
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Is Free Will an Illusion?

Is Free Will an Illusion? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Don't trust your instincts about free will or consciousness, experimental philosophers say
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Garden of Gratitude | Man on the Street - YouTube

In honor of Earth Day, SoulPancake created a garden in our courtyard. We invited people to come inside and dedicate a flower to someone who has helped them g...
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