They say that it’s better to give than to receive. In part that’s because of the pleasure we experience in giving to others. Science Daily reports that monkeys derive the same pleasure from giving that humans do.
Bob Sutton at Work Matters reports on a study that shows how much a manager’s implicit assumptions about personnel limits his or her ability to notice changes in employees’ performance. He explains that hope remains: it is possible to shift from a “fixed” mindset to a “growth” mindset.
As college students around the country head off to campus for the start of the academic year, many will find themselves living with roommates, an experience that can be positive or characterized by conflict. The Situationist shares research on college freshmen living with a roommate:
An essential element in reducing loneliness and building a good roommate relationship involves moving away from … ‘ego-system’ approach, in which people focus on their own needs and try to shore up their self-image, toward an ‘eco-system’ approach, in which people are motivated by genuine caring and compassion for another person.