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Hooria Jazaieri

 

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

Articles: What We Still Don’t Know about Mindfulness Meditation

By Hooria Jazaieri | February 7, 2017

Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.

 

Articles: Does Mind-Wandering Make You Less Caring?

By Hooria Jazaieri | April 25, 2016

According to a new study, how caring we are is linked to how much we pay attention to the present moment.

 

Articles: Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees?

By Hooria Jazaieri | June 30, 2014

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.

 

Articles: Which Kind of Mindfulness Meditation is Right for You?

By Hooria Jazaieri | April 21, 2014

A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.

 

Articles: Managing Stress with an Online Mindfulness Program

By Hooria Jazaieri | March 3, 2014

We know that face-to-face mindfulness courses can reduce stress. But can people reap the same benefits with an online program?

 

Articles: Why We Give to Neighbors, Not Strangers

By Hooria Jazaieri | December 23, 2013

Why are we more likely to help someone whose face we know? A new study finds the answer in the brain.

 

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