President Biden Announces Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden named seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors. President Biden …

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Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?

There is an avalanche of life-enhancing benefits associated with being an optimist. Optimists are more resilient, exhibit more powerful coping skills, experience fewer negative emotions, and have more meaningful relationships. Beyond this, a remarkable new study indicates optimists may even live longer. Harvard University researchers earlier this month published an astonishing study in the Journal …

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People who lack cognitive reflectiveness are more likely to believe Trump’s false election fraud claims, study finds

Individuals who fail a test of cognitive reflectiveness are more likely to doubt the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and also less likely to characterize the January 6 Capitol attack as violent and extreme, according to new research published in American Behavioral Scientist. The new study indicates that fact-checking articles by media organizations can …

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Develop Training to Support Colleagues with Mental Illness

Source: Aarón Blanco Tejedor / Unsplash Inspired by my experience as a researcher, advocate and consumer. Mental illnesses and their associated stigma cause tremendous amounts of suffering to the persons with these health conditions, including in their careers. This post outlines a few principles for developing training for supervisors and colleagues to support employees with …

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