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Scientists discover that resilience is dynamic, not a static character trait
New research finds that resilience is more of a process than a characteristic and identifies some of the characteristics that can contribute to that process, informing recruitment, hiring, operations and training practices.
Lower-wealth volunteers experience greater health gains from volunteering than wealthier volunteers
Volunteering is regarded as beneficial for volunteer health, and some studies have even suggested the possibility that volunteering could become a low-cost, sustainable public health intervention.
Does testosterone influence success? Not much
Higher testosterone has often been linked to sporting and business success and most researchers have thought that the relationship between the hormone and success was causal. If you are blessed with the genes that drove higher levels of the stuff into the right parts of the brain you were set for life.
Older people are worse at learning to self-help, but just as good learning to help others
By better understanding what motivates older people, we can contribute to strategies that promote healthy aging. Learning ability tends to get worse as people get older, but when making choices that benefit others, older adults’ learning ability is preserved.
Rats prefer to help their own kind; humans may be similarly wired
In human science terms, this is the study of the week. If you want to have genuine collaboration in an organization, you have to find ways to increase the sense of commonality on which belonging depends—to get the right brain areas working with the right reward mechanisms.
Managing COVID Anxiety
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
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