Understanding others' mind-body values
At the re:Work 2014 event, Looser shared her research on how people perceive the relative value of mind versus body for themselves and others. Her research revealed that people typically value their mental well-being over physical health, but believe the opposite about other people. Looser questioned if this disparity accounts for the social under-valuing of mental health relative to physical health. Simply asking others what their values are, instead of assuming, may help close this gap, Looser suggested.