Category: Research

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Dr. John T. Cacioppo

With deep sadness, we acknowledge the passing of Dr. John T. Cacioppo, the pioneering psychologist whose research merged psychology and biology into a brand-new field of study: social neuroscience.

The Heart of the Matter

Love may be in the air on Valentine’s Day, but just how you feel about the holiday can depend on your age and whether you’re in a relationship.

Can something as simple as singing in a community choir really affect the well-being of older adults? A growing body of research shows it can.

Twenty years ago, former first lady Rosalynn Carter gave a speech in which she said, “There are only four kinds of people in this world: Those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers.” She was right: We all give and receive care at varying times in our lives. We all occasionally need to lean on a loved one. And we all need to recognize that we can’t serve others unless we first care for ourselves.