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Sacred Salubriousness: New Research Explains the Link Between Religion and Health (Scientific American, December 2011)
A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day (New York Times, November 21, 2011; Reprinted here in the Miami Herald)
Giving Thanks Helps your Psychological Outlook (USA Today, November 2011)
The Complicated Psychology of Revenge (APS Observer, Association for Psychological Science, October, 2011)
Here's a link to an hour-long episode of SBS's award-winning show Insight on the Psychology of Revenge (9/6/2011)
Mike gives his take on revenge on this podcast of an episode of Strange Animal from the Canadian Broadcasting Network (7/11/11).
Does Revenge Serve an Evolutionary Purpose? Scientific American Online, May 4, 2011.
Mike on Interfaith Voices talking about Forgiveness, February 17, 2010.
Mike with Dacher Keltner on bloggingheads.tv, August 2, 2009
Adventures in Good and Evil, Newsweek, May 4, 2009
Faith and Religion Viewed as Beneficial to Health, Miami Herald, April 12, 2009
All is Forgiven? CBS News Sunday Morning, April 12, 2009
For Good Self-Control, Try Getting Religious About It, New York Times, December 30, 2008
Religious Origins of the Detox Diet, Newsweek, Oct 25, 2008
Citizen Enforceres Take Aim, New York Times, October 7, 2008
Me If It's All About You, You're in Trouble. Washington Post, March 2008
"Living in a World of Hurts:The Science of Taking Revenge, Offering Forgiveness." Science and Spirit, January 2008.
"Humans May Be Hard Wired to Have a Soft Spot." Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2007.
"Denial Makes the World Go Round." New York Times, November 2007.
"Gratitude Attitude: Counting Your Blessings Can Make You Happier." Miami Herald, November 2007.
"The New Science of Thank You." Reader's Digest, October 2007
"Revenge: Why turn the other cheek when swift, clean vengeance can be yours?" Details, August 2007
***(This is my first experience of being quoted--and misquoted--in a men's fashion magazine. The feeling is indescribable).***
"Stumbing Toward Gratitude," Greater Good, Summer 2007
"Revenge by Gadget" The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2007
Gratitude helps people get off the Hedonic Treadmill The Guardian, March 4, 2007
"Expert to Talk About Counting Blessings, Being Happier" Dallas Morning News, February 3, 2007
Hear Mike on "The Infinite Mind" (February 13, 2007) discussing the role of gratitude in satisfaction with life
"Why Our Hero Leapt Onto the Tracks and We Might Not," New York Times, January 7, 2007
Rational Life Choices Guide People's Religiousness Over Time APA Monitor (July, 2005)
Hear Mike on "Talk of the Nation" 31 March 2005, on the topic of Petty Revenge
"Power to Uplift," Time Magazine, January 9, 2005
Hear Mike on "Voices in the Family" August 9, 2004 on the topic of Revenge
"Payback Time: Why Revenge Tastes So Sweet" New York Times, July 27, 2004.
"Counting Blessings is Healthful," Washington Post, March 10, 2003
"Grateful Attitude Can Make All the Difference," Miami Herald, December 24, 2002
"Thank God for Your Good Health," London Sunday Times, June 4, 2000