Intense emotions occur often in service encounters. Many of us have experienced something like – “We’re sorry . . . your flight has been. . . . .” – which can prompt one to experience any number of negative emotions. Likewise, lawyers and legal leaders know that strong negative emotions might erupt after counsel informs […]
We tell stories. This occurs naturally. These narratives help us comprehend the events which happen around us. We also construct life stories. These representations of our past, present, and anticipated future can foster self-understanding and personal meaning. Our life story helps us comprehend who we are and how we behave. Life stories also can build […]
Our body position affects our emotions. You did not know it, but she must have known about it [the role of sensorimotor abilities and the theory called “embodied cognition”] all along. Yes, those affectionate directions that your grandma gave you – something like “sit back, sit up straight, and don’t slump. . . . ” […]
We all have beliefs about our essential human characteristics. These beliefs, known as implicit theories, about things like intelligence and emotions guide our behavior. Some of us believe that we cannot change our essential attributes. Others, however, believe that with planning and effort, we can over time change intelligence or emotions and achieve positive outcomes.
Statistics, Stigma, and Sanism: A Public Health Warning About the “Perfect Storm” Heading Toward America’s Legal Profession
Is the bar nearly broken? Recently released findings from the most robust research study to date of the behavioral health of nearly thirteen thousand lawyers from nineteen states show some very disturbing facts about the American legal profession. Called for in 1990, and therefore long overdue, this empirical study conducted by the ABA and the […]
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