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The nature versus nurture issue has been debated in Psychology pretty much since the beginning of this field. Are we predominantly the products of our genetic makeup or our environment? However, for this week’s newsletter, I was more curious about how our current social networks (or community) impact our behavior. Does it predict our current or future behavior? This week’s video brings up interesting questions and offers an insightful reflection on the hidden influence of our social networks. –Guri

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Editor’s Note: The nature versus nurture issue has been debated in Psychology pretty much since the beginning of this field. Are we predominantly the products of our genetic makeup or our environment? However, for this week’s newsletter, I was more curious about how our current social networks (or community) impact our behavior. Does it predict our current or future behavior? This week’s video brings up interesting questions and offers an insightful reflection on the hidden influence of our social networks. –Guri
Kindness Rocks
Kindness In the News
A ‘Kindness’ cafe opens in Santa Monica. “The company’s ultimate goal is ‘normalize kindness,’ and a key part of that is to empower foster youth” by providing employment and mentorship opportunities.
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Kindness is Contagious.
From Our Members
A young woman was walking around the street barefoot, confused, and wearing a hospital gown. This kind person in the community went out of their way to make sure that she reached home safely.
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Inspiring Video of the Week
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TED: The Hidden Influence of Social Networks
Hugs This TED speaker tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person within a network of social circles — impacting our lives in major ways.
In Giving, We Receive
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In “How Alloparents Can Help You Raise a Family,” the article talks about the benefits of not parenting alone. The advantages of having other loving caregivers in the community for your children has many long-term rewards. Full article.
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