People from different social groups tend to fear and mistrust one another.
Teaming up as equals and collaborating towards a common goal reduces prejudice between people with different backgrounds.
Negative emotions feed intolerance, which can harm relations between groups.
Taking a detached perspective dampens bad feelings and increases tolerance for the other side.
People from different cultural groups often dislike and discriminate against one another.
When people from different social groups think of each other as belonging to one larger group, they like each other more.
People sometimes lie to get ahead.
Adding moral quotes to e-mail signatures primes recipients to act more honestly.
Employees in the service industry often feel emotionally drained.
Emotional management techniques and diary-writing improve employee performance on the job and lead to better tips from customers.
School suspensions set students up to enter the school-to-prison pipeline, leading to unemployment and incarceration later in life (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology).
Taking an empathetic, rather than punitive, approach to classroom discipline reduces suspensions and improves student-teacher relationships.
We are often uneasy around people of other races.
Befriending just one person of a different race lowers anxiety and prejudice and makes it easier to cross racial boundaries in the future...
People with low self-esteem feel less love from their partners and have more trouble in relationships.
Teaching people with low self-esteem to interpret their partner’s compliments as deep and enduring, rather than as shallow and fleeting, helps them feel loved and act better in their relationships...
Suicide is a leading cause of death, and it is notoriously difficult to prevent.
Regularly receiving letters from a caring person helps people at risk for committing suicide feel connected and stay alive...
People usually become less satisfied with their marriages over time. And the unhappier the marriage, the unhealthier the spouses.
When spouses imagine what a neutral third party would think during their fights, they protect their love and commitment...
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