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The Science Behind Kindness featuring Dr. Stephen Lippi

The Science Behind Kindness featuring Dr. Stephen Lippi

When we are kind to one another, the dopamine surges in our brain, telling us that we've done something good. When you drop something, and I pick it up for you, and I see a smile on your face, I get a surge of reward," Dr. Stephen Lippi, a behavioral neuroscientist at Angelo State University, said.

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Curiosity Is the Secret to a Happy Life

Curiosity Is the Secret to a Happy Life

The more that experts examine curiosity, the more they find evidence to suggest that it’s the secret sauce in a happy, fulfilling life. “If you take the fundamental things that people tend to want out of life — strong social relationships and happiness and accomplishing things — all of these are highly linked to curiosity,” says Todd Kashdan, a professor of psychology at George Mason University and author of Curious?

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GMU Alumnus Joins Tennessee Tech Running Staff

GMU Alumnus Joins Tennessee Tech Running Staff

Prior to her coaching career, Accaiya Evans double-majored at George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, alongside a Bachelor of Arts in integrative studies in 2010. Evans was a member of the Patriots women's track and field program from 2006-08.

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Four Ways Music Can Make Exercise Less of a Sufferfest

Four Ways Music Can Make Exercise Less of a Sufferfest

James Maddux, who was not involved in the recent (2020) meta-analytic investigation on music and exercise, reviewed and summarized the findings. Maddux is a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and senior scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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How Does Wearing Yoga Pants Affect Women's Success at Work?

How Does Wearing Yoga Pants Affect Women's Success at Work?

To help guide you in such clothing crises in the future, consider the findings of a new study by George Mason University’s Veronica Gilrane and colleagues investigating what happens to women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they attempt to manage the impressions they make on their colleagues.

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