How a meaningful conversation with a stranger can boost your wellbeing

Research shows that having deep, meaningful conversations with a stranger can boost our social engagements and make us feel good. Image: UNSPLASH/ Kevin Laminto

Amit Kumar
Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Texas at Austin
Michael Kardas
Postdoctoral Fellow in Management and Marketing, Northwestern University
Nicholas Epley
John Templeton Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science,, University of Chicago
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Research shows that strangers do want to have deep, meaningful conversations with you - and you'll feel good for doing it. Image: UNSPLASH/Aarón Blanco Tejedor

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