Hooria Jazaieri, LMFT, is a researcher, teacher, and psychotherapist. Her research at UC Berkeley centers on personal reputation and team chemistry. She is the recipient of graduate research fellowships from the the National Science Foundation and the Greater Good Science Science Center.
Stories by Hooria Jazaieri
Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.
According to a new study, how caring we are is linked to how much we pay attention to the present moment.
Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Improve Decision Making?By Hooria Jazaieri | May 12, 2014
A recent study asks if present-moment focus can help correct for the "sunk-cost bias"—our tendency to continue down a path because we're already so far along.
Articles: Can Meditation Promote Altruism?By Hooria Jazaieri | May 5, 2014
A recent study explores whether mindfulness can boost the intention to help others, even at a cost to oneself.
A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.
We know that face-to-face mindfulness courses can reduce stress. But can people reap the same benefits with an online program?
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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