Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brown Bag Series: The Culture of Companionate Love in Organizations

Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Research Hall, Room 163


“Love” is a word that has been largely neglected within the workplace domain, yet for more than half a century, psychologists have studied companionate love—defined as feelings of affection, compassion, caring, and tenderness for others—as a basic emotion fundamental to the human experience. In this presentation, Dr. O’Neill explains what we mean by a “culture of companionate love” in the workplace and examines the culture’s influence on outcomes for employees, the clients they serve, and employees’ families.  She will discuss the relevance of a culture of companionate love for a variety of industries and explores its managerial implications for the healthcare industry and beyond. Learn more about Dr. O'Neill by visiting

To view Dr. O'Neill's presentation please downlaod the slides via the following link

For Dr. O'Neill's study please download the document via the following link

The Center's Brown Bag Series is part of Mason’s Well-Being University initiative, dedicated to helping students, faculty, staff, and alumni build a life of vitality, purpose and resilience and ensuring Mason becomes a model well-being university where all community members are Thriving TogetherTo learn more about Mason’s Well-Being University initiative, visit

**FREE and Open to the Public**

The first 15 attendees will receive a free Mason Nation: Thriving Together t-shirt or water bottle!

Hosted by Center for the Advancement of Well-Being.

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