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Gratitude: The Other-Focused Emotion, with Sara Algoe

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

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 Algoe, Director of the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, look at how gratitude is an “other-focused...

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Emotions Are a Wholebeing Experience, with Barbara Fredrickson

Posted on Oct 13, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

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, Director of the PEP Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discuss how to recognize sincere positive emotions in others, as well as in ourselves. By acknowledging the...

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Expressing Gratitude Enhances Relationships, with Sara Algoe

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in Interviews, Videos

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 outcomes, it improves their partner’s state of mind as well. In this brief interview segment, Megan McDonough, CEO of Wholebeing Institute, and Dr. Sara Algoe, Director...

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