Gratitude: The Other-Focused Emotion, with Sara Algoe

When someone does something nice for us, we want to do something nice back—and not just because we think we should. It’s a natural flow of positivity and gratitude. In this brief interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, and Dr. Sara...

Emotions Are a Wholebeing Experience, with Barbara Fredrickson

It is not always easy to recognize authentic and genuine positive emotions in others. You may question whether a smile is genuine or feel like a laugh was forced. In this interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, and Barbara Fredrickson,...

Expressing Gratitude Enhances Relationships, with Sara Algoe

Gratitude is a powerful emotion. It can improve our physical and mental health, and even help us live longer. And, along with improving our own well-being, it can also spread to those we love. Studies have found that gratitude not only helps individual’s mental-health...