A colleague of mine runs a consulting business, called Behaviorly, where she applies findings from behavioral economics to help improve how other businesses are run. For instance, how bonuses are paid out can change how responsive employees are to the incentive. We have been exchanging emails and I began wondering if I can apply the science […]Read more "Can a business be grateful? Insights from the science of gratitude"
Getting that sweater from Grandma can inspire groans, but it should inspire gratitude. Let’s assume we know that this is a time when we should feel grateful, but are not grateful. The question is: how can we generate gratitude for a gift that does not originally inspire gratitude? My passion is in understanding and […]Read more "How to be grateful when we should be grateful, but aren’t."
Frontiers | Witnessing hateful people in pain modulates brain activity in regions associated with physical pain and reward | Cognitive Science. We published this paper about a year ago, and I thought it would be nice to provide a link to it here from my website as well. We showed that in a set of […]Read more "How do we process the pain of hateful people?"