Rituals

The Power of Office Rituals

Discover: Anthropologists have long studied how rituals bind practitioners together. From African tribes moving rhythmically around a fire to the scripted kneeling and standing by Catholics during Sunday mass, participants deepen group identity through ritual. But ritual also spills over into business and social situations. “The great thing about ritual More

Social Science Research Explores Psychological Effects Of Rituals

NPR: Research suggests when volunteers are taught and required to practice rituals, they demonstrate greater trust toward others who practice the same ritual, and diminished trust toward those who don’t. Well, I was talking to Nicholas Hobson. He’s a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto. Along with researchers Michael More

The power of rituals

The Boston Globe: WADE BOGGS, THE Hall of Fame third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, was famous for his pregame rituals. Before each outing, he ate chicken, took batting practice at 5:17 p.m., did wind sprints at 7:17 p.m., and fielded 150 ground balls. He also wrote the Hebrew More