“Employees who utilize policies that enable them to spend more time away from work – such as parental leave and remote work – often worry that they will be perceived as less devoted to their job,” [Dr. Lauren Kuykendall] says. “When offering these policies, organizations must also create a climate in which employees are not fearful of their utilization.”
Dr. Thalia Goldstein from George Mason University’s Applied Developmental Psychology Department has had years of experience examining the health benefits of the arts for children and students. Among some of the findings: students with arts in their curriculum have higher academic grades, better test scores, less absenteeism (which leads to decreased hunger), better social skills and more expertise in collaborative work than those students without the arts.
"There is considerable research indicating that exercise of almost any kind -- even a 10-minute walk -- can help people manage anxiety," said Maddux, who is also a senior scholar with GMU's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
That's because past research has found a harsh truth: People are bad at predicting what will make them happy, explained [James] Maddux, a senior scholar at George Mason University's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, in Fairfax, Va.
Specializing in one sport puts a child at risk for anxiety and depression suggests Jerome Short, PhD, professor of psychology at George Mason University. “Specialization leads to more of one's identity and self-worth coming from successful performance in a single sport,” he said. “Perceived threats and worries increase if we are not accomplishing our goals and having fun playing sports. We may feel helpless and hopeless about improving our performance.”
It’s not just a matter of creating new habits, but changing the neurological architecture that’s shaped by our habits. “Brains change when you’re spending time online,” says Robyn Mehlenbeck from George Mason University. “We’re going to see some social skill deficits across the board as people are emerging from the pandemic.”
However, the problem is that data sets are not infallible. Specifically, the presentation of data in the form of visualizations shouldn’t be considered as undeniable truth. Numbers can lie as well, and poorly done visualizations can easily mislead readers.