Mindfulness and compassion: The more you have of each, the better your relationships with others, right? Not necessarily, according to research being conducted by Dipak Aggarwal, S’20, and Ming Nok Lo, S’19. The students are investigating the similarities and differences between certain scientific and philosophical ideologies as they relate to mindfulness and compassion. Whereas psychological…
Photo by poptech via Flickr. I’m excited to introduce today’s guest blogger: Lori Lennon, science communications diva. That’s not her official title, just what I like to call her. Really, she’s the communications coordinator for the College of Science and she had the good fortune of attending IDEAS Boston at UMass…
A new book from Northeastern professor of psychology David DeSteno and coauthor Piercarlo Valdesolo (a fellow at Harvard University and graduate of Northeastern’s PhD program in psychology), challenges the idea that character and morality are developed from a young age and explores why people act the way they do. The book, “Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us,” was released on May 3.