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The importance of expressing empathy in mentoring relationships

Spencer, R., Pryce, J., Barry, J., Walsh, J., & Basualdo-Delmonico, A. (2020). Deconstructing empathy: A qualitative examination of mentor perspective-taking and adaptability in youth mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 105043. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105043 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although previous research has highlighted the importance of empathy in establishing positive mentoring relationships, less is known about howempathy […]

The significance of formal youth mentoring in reducing social isolation

Keller, T. E., Perry, M., & Spencer, R. (2019). Reducing Social Isolation Through Formal Youth Mentoring: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48, 1-11. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Feelings of social isolation and loneliness are prevalent among many young people This study argues that developing intergenerational relationships through informal mentoring programs can […]

Can a mentor influence a young person’s sense of purpose in life?

Lund, T., Liang, B., Konowitz, L., White, A., & DeSilva Mousseau, A. (2019). Quality over quantity?: Mentoring relationships and purpose development among college students. Psychology in the Schools, 56(9), 1472-1481. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is increasing evidence that there’s a link between life purpose and positive outcomes for adolescents and young adults […]

Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents: State of the Research

Written by Matthew Hagler Since 1970, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has quadrupled, resulting in more than 1 in every 100 U.S. adults being in jail or prison, the highest per capita rate in the world. Strikingly, the majority of adult prisoners are parents of minors, and these children are said to the be […]

New research shows benefits of small treats in goal attainment

Posted by Andrew Trounson, Futurity.org A new study links simple pleasures with making better progress toward personal goals. Enough simple pleasures can even counter the negative effects of a bad day.   The results have implications for workplace productivity and stress management, says lead author Nicole Mead, associate professor at the University of Melbourne. There […]

Unrelated negative feelings can impact your actions in different ways, new research shows

Written by Alexis Blue-U. Arizona Researchers at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the University of Gronigen, in the Netherlands, have recently published a study on the effects of negative emotions on behavior. While their research was conducted with the workplace in mind, there are key lessons to be learned from their findings. […]