Decision making

Paradoxical Consequences of Maximizing When Choosing the Best Friends

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. David B Newman at the University of Southern California. I recently received a Facebook invite to attend a friend’s party. Before indicating whether I would attend, I checked to see who else would be there. I also texted several other friends to find out what their… Continue reading Paradoxical Consequences of Maximizing When Choosing the Best Friends

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Mediates the Physiological Markers of Stress

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Michaela C. Pascoe of Australian Catholic University. Meditation is a popular form of stress management, and some research shows that it can be helpful in decreasing how stressed we feel when faced with challenges. Many of these studies that have looked at physiological markers of stress… Continue reading Mindfulness Mediates the Physiological Markers of Stress