David DeSteno, a Professor of Psychology does a Q&A with News@Northeastern about his research, the contagiousness of fear and offered some tips for breaking out of the constant cycle of fear and anxiety.
David DeSteno and Daniel Lim found that people are more likely to feel compassion in the face of mass suffering if they believe they can make a difference. Compassion, it seems, is a skill you can strengthen, which is great news for society in general.
At the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD), Director and Professor Alexandros Makriyannis helped lead a multidisciplinary research team to a critical discovery that helps explain the structures of both major cannabinoid receptors. The structures enable scientists to account for the effect of cannabinoid molecules like THC on the body and will also be used to develop novel therapeutic medications.
Cultivating a sense of gratitude has been found to alleviate stress, says psychology professor David DeSteno. It could also save you some hard-earned money as you shop for last-minute gifts.
The New York Times senior opinion page editor James Ryerson has teamed up with Northeastern University professors Lisa Feldman Barrett and David DeSteno to create a series of science writing workshops that are aimed at helping researchers better communicate their craft, and increase their chances of placing opinion pieces in high-level publications.
Psychology professor David DeSteno wrote an article titled, "The Connection Between Pride and Persistence" for the Harvard Business Review. In it he evaluates the connection between an employee receiving praise and their work ethic moving forward.
"It’s an established fact that our sense of whether a person’s actions are morally correct doesn’t solely depend on the objective facts. It also depends on our links to the person in question." Psychology professor David DeSteno takes a look at the trust Patriots Nation has in Tom Brady.