Good Intentions Ease Pain, Add to Pleasure is the title of a report on a new study that finds — unsurprising, it would seem to me — that the people’s intentions affect how others perceive their actions:

“The results confirm that good intentions — even misguided ones — can sooth pain, increase pleasure and make things taste better,” the study concludes. It describes the ability of benevolence to improve physical experience as a “vindication for the power of good.”

….this study shows that physical events are influenced by the perceived contents of another person’s mind.”It seems we also use the intentions of others as a guide for basic physical experience,” Gray writes in the journal.

I don’t think it’s a great reach to apply these findings to the classroom.

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