Meditators make more rational, less emotional business decisions 

Imagine that you and a stranger are participating in a psychology study. The experimenter gives the stranger $20. “Divide this money between you and your partner,” the experimenter tells the stranger. “You can keep any amount for yourself, and give any amount to your partner. But your partner gets to… Read More 

  • Kelly McGonigal
  • November 15, 2011

Being good licenses us to be bad 

Do you have a moral set-point? New research sheds light on why we’re instinctively drawn to both redemption and temptation. Have you ever experienced do-gooder exhaustion? When you’ve done the right things for so long, you just need to indulge your inner sinner? Or when you’ve given so much… Read More 

  • Kelly McGonigal
  • October 6, 2011