Archive for July 2022
The Mother Theresa Effect
I was sitting at the window of a coffee shop working on my laptop. I write my books in coffee shops. I enjoy the atmosphere, having some life around me. And I enjoy the coffee too, of course. I was working on a book chapter at the time, on the subject of kindness. A young…Read More
3 ways that being kind can slow ageing
It might sound ‘out there’, but it’s to do with the way kindness feels and how this feeling impacts some very important processes in the body.Read More
Does a placebo work if you know it’s a placebo?
Patients receiving ‘open label placebos’ had reduced pain compared with those who received ‘treatment as usual’. When the latter group were then offered placebos to supplement their usual treatment, their pain also then reduced.Read More
Can violent computer games make you violent?
After 320 students played either a violent or non-violent game, those who had played the violent game took almost five times longer to help someone in need.Read More