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Putting the “You” in Thank You, with Dr. Sara Algoe

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

As we prepare for a day of thanks tomorrow, take a moment to listen to the wisdom of Dr. Sara Algoe, as she explains why expressions of gratitude are so impactful. Dr. Algoe, Director of the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, brought couples into the lab and looked at how they said “thank you” to each other, and what emotional reaction those words prompted. In...

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How Stress Inhibits Gratitude, with Dr. Sara Algoe

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

Not only does stress reap a toll on our mental and physical health, it also impacts our emotions. For example, stress can limit our ability to experience gratitude. In this brief interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, and Dr. Sara Algoe, Director of the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, talk about how stress blocks gratitude and how we can change...

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Jump-Start Your Emotional State, with Barbara Fredrickson

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

When we feel good, we stand tall and walk with confidence. But it can it go the other way around? Can the way we move and stand impact the way we feel? In this brief interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, and Barbara Fredrickson, Director of the PEP Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discuss the physicality of positive emotions. The advice “Fake it till you make it” might not be as...

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Recognizing Great Relationships, with Dr. Sara Algoe

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

Not all relationships are good for us. If you’re not sure how to tell which of your relationships are constructive and positive, your experience of gratitude might offer a clue. In this brief interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, and Dr. Sara Algoe, Director of the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, talk about how to tune in to how our...

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How a Happy Body Moves, with Barbara Fredrickson

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

Happiness is an emotion that creates changes not just in the mind but also in the body. In this interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, is joined by Barbara Fredrickson, Director of the PEP Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to discuss the biological and physical cues of happiness. Positive emotions are embodied and change the way you hold yourself, the way you move through space, and your facial...

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Express Gratitude Out Loud, With Dr. Sara Algoe

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

Saying “Thank you” may sometimes feel like a rote reaction, with no real emotion behind it. But those two words can carry a lot of power. In this brief segment, Dr. Sara Algoe, Director of the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, examines the benefits of expressing gratitude out loud. You can watch more interviews with leading positive psychology experts here or...

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