April 1, 2019

How Families Matter to Youth

It is not surprising that mattering to one’s family would protect us from risks and threats. In one of the most comprehensive studies on mattering, a […]
January 21, 2019

Opposite Behaviors Have Common Mattering Roots

When mattering works well, people experience autonomy, growth, physical and emotional well-being. Moreover, communities thrive through cooperation. But when mattering is blocked, we end up with […]
January 14, 2019

Smart Objects, Dumb Subjects: Part 2

Smart Objects, Dumb Subjects: Part II Narcissists may not espouse any values other than self-admiration, but there are people who actually fervently believe in justice, fairness, […]
January 9, 2019

Smart Objects, Dumb Subjects: Part 1

Smart classrooms. Smart cities. Smart houses. Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart TVs. Smart cars. Dumb people. They are everywhere. All of them. This is how historians […]
December 6, 2018

Make it a season of belonging, not just longing

The holiday season can be one of belonging. But it can also be a season of just longing. While many people have an opportunity to spend […]