Good news for Chatty Cafe participants, with recent research finding that just one quality conversation with a friend boosts your daily well-being. What a wonderful reason to come along to our Chatty Tables!
The study “Quality Conversation Can Increase Daily Well-Being” was published in the journal Communication Research by University of Kansas professor of Communication Studies and friendship expert Jeffrey Hall and co-authors Amanda Holmstrom, Natalie Pennington, Evan Perrault and Daniel Totzkay.
The types of communication included in the study of over 900 participants were:
- Catching up
- Meaningful talk
- Joking around
- Showing care
- Valuing others and their opinions
- Offering sincere compliments
To read more about the study, visit https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/02/230202135217.htm