Jenn Director Knudsen
Jenn Director Knudsen co-owns 2B Writing Company. She holds a master’s from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. When not writing, she is busy with her two teenage daughters.
Stories by Jenn Director Knudsen
The language we choose reflects our implicit biases—but according to a new study, mindfulness can help.
According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.
Articles: A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in KidsBy Jenn Director Knudsen | July 11, 2016
According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses.
Articles: Are We Born Vengeful?By Jenn Director Knudsen | July 27, 2015
A new study explores whether children are quicker to comfort a victim or punish the thief—and what this might reveal about human nature.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
Do you see happiness as within your control to improve? A new study has linked this belief to empathy.
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- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
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