There are many reasons why people cry, but bonding is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Usually people think of crying from sadness, pain, or stress. But now a Tel Aviv University evolutionary biologist finds empirical evidence showing that tears can make interpersonal relationships stronger.
Today, I am pleased to announce that I will be a guest on the Doug Noll Show between 7 pm [...]
By Steven G. Mehta A common question that is often asked of bloggers is what blogs do you read. Well [...]
By Steven G. Mehta Many of you may know Jeff Thompson from his fame on Newsweek recently. However, I knew [...]
he old saying about imitation is a form of flattery may hold more truth than one might think. Based upon recent research, it also may be an ancient interpersonal mechanism that promotes social bonding and for creating friendship and trust....
By Steven G. Mehta It's not very often that a mediator gets to step on to the national stage. However, [...]
New Law increases fines for elder abuse in California
It is fascinating that when I experience a particular event at a mediation, every so often I happen to come across information on the web that is directly relevant to the event that happened that day. Today for example, I mediated a case where one party accused the other of acting in bad faith and coming to the mediation in bad faith.
Previously, I had discussed the movie Hancock and some negotiating points from it. Here is another point raised in the movie. See Will Smith Teaches Negotiation Lesson
I have often believed that good scents can help change a person’s mood. I know that the hotel industry also feels that way, because hotels have for a long time, designed their own scents for their public spaces. Well recent research has now proven that all of those fragrant candles that we have purchased over the years have changed the way that we feel. Scientists in Japan are reporting the first scientific evidence that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels.