June 25, 2007

Labeling Feelings Improves Conflict Resolution

Stephanie West Allen, an expert on neuroscience and conflict resolution, recaps a recent flurry of articles about the research showing that labeling feelings can quiet the brain and increase impulse control. Dr. Allen observes that, "a quiet and controlled brain is often an asset in the resolution of conflict, whether that brain belongs to the neutral, advocate, or party." She therefore recommends making mental notes to develop this skill. (Brains on Purpose.)

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