Best Ways To Encourage Kinder Actions

Best Ways To Encourage Kinder Actions

Researchers agree that the behavior of individuals powerfully influences the behavior of people around them. Often people want to do what their peers, neighbors, or friends do, imitate highly regarded others, coordinate with others, or seek to belong to or be accepted...
Strength of Character Might Make You Live Longer

Strength of Character Might Make You Live Longer

Adults who are generous and kind have lower depression, lower cognitive impairment, and higher daily functioning. Sometimes the saying “only the good die young” seems true. But is it? Researchers report that the impact of honesty and integrity on physical and mental...
Honest Elected Officials – How Do You Find Them?

Honest Elected Officials – How Do You Find Them?

Political Psychologists suggest the following practices to protect against political insider corruption:

1. Trust your eyes and compare notes with others.
2. Wise up to weasel words, aka rationalization.
3. Review and report—audit local government meetings.
4.Who do you serve? Is power for self-enrichment or a way to serve others?
5. “Not for sale.” Know the character traits of people who are incorruptible.
6. Beat the bully. Dupuy and Neset find that several studies support Tepper’s (2010) recommendation that the abuse of power is curtailed when people are provided with skills to confront and report corrupt officials.