Archive | May, 2022


29 May

Anthropologist David Graeber: The more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it.


22 May

Research in the Psychological Bulletin showed that modeling of cooperative behavior motivated those who saw it also to be helpful. (In brief. Contagious cooperation. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), pp 13-14.)


18 May

Cicero: To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.


12 May

Research in the Journal of Family Psychology found that a mother’s stress is perceived by her children. Stressed mothers were less engaged and less warm with their children. There was a significant relationship between a mother’s physiological arousal and her children’s. (In brief. Mom can’t hide her stress. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), p. 13)

College Debt

6 May

Student loans reduce happiness more than mortgages and credit card debt, especially when they are seen as debt rather than something more positive, like an investment. (In brief. Crushing debt. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), p. 12)