Work-obsessed American culture tends to undervalue vacations, but research shows they are critical to improving health and job performance. In this piece in Psychology Today, Belle Liang and Tim Klein discuss the science of how to best plan and take a vacation that nourishes your mind, body, and soul.
Obsessing over success and performance in our careers leads to high rates of unhappiness. Surprisingly, the opposite is also true: zeroing in on happiness and passion sets us up for high rates of depression and anxiety and low levels of performance. Belle Liang and Timothy Klein discuss a third and much healthier approach to navigating work and life: the purpose mindset.
Times of San Diego
Compassion and its links to prosociality and purpose are explored in this article published in the Times of San Diego. Drawing off of insights from Belle Liang and Timothy Klein's newly released book HOW TO NAVIGATE LIFE: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond, the article discusses the importance of teaching compassion to children and how exactly parents and educators can go about it.
**Listed as the Top Essential Read in Psychology Today**
Sending your child off to college can be a difficult transition for parents. Belle Liang, PhD, and Tim Klein, LCSW, discuss the science of navigating transitions and highlight the pros and cons of three research-based strategies that make saying goodbye a little easier.
Quick and Dirty Tips: How to Do Things Better
With more and more people leaving their jobs in search of more purposeful careers, it is now more important than ever to become a Purpose and Belonging Informed (PBI) leader. Belle Liang and Timothy Klein, author of HOW TO NAVIGATE LIFE: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond, highlight what PBI leaders do differently and underline ways to cultivate purpose in your organization.
Greater Good Magazine: Science Based Insights for a Meaningful Life
How can schools and other systems improve their learning environment to foster growth mindsets and see students flourish? Drawing off of data from their new book, Belle Liang and Timothy Klein delve into the new science of cultivating growth cultures in schools.
Amie Kang wins a
Major congratulations to our lab member Amie Kang for winning the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award in 2022! Amie has been a dedicated member and leader of the Purpose Lab, and it is no surprise to us that her qualities have led to this well-deserved recognition!
Boston College has added its True North program to orientation for first-year students this summer, encouraging them to think more deeply about a major. “How about if we help students make meaningful decisions?” says Timothy Klein, who leads the project.