The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to reflect on everything we are grateful for in our lives. Research shows that gratitude has daily benefits, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter the time of year. Dr. Lindsey Root Luna, associate professor of psychology at Hope College, is a clinical psychologist who investigates how virtues are […]
Hurricane Dorian may be over but not its aftermath. The physical damage it left behind in communities and to people in the Bahamas, Carolinas, even reaching up to Canada, is devastating. Unfortunately, the psychological effects of the natural disaster will inflict suffering for days, weeks and months to come, too. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, the […]
Practicing random acts of kindness is emotional nourishment and elevates both the giver’s and receiver’s psychological health. When we practice random acts of kindness, we just feel better about ourselves as do the recipients of our acts which then makes them more likely to be kind and helpful to other people, too. That’s the pay-it-forward effect, and […]
Dr. Andrew Gall, assistant professor of psychology, is a behavioral neuroscientist who focuses his research on understanding the neural mechanisms and functions of sleep and circadian rhythms.