People in South Africa felt anxious and stressed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Problems identifying and responding to emotions in others is thought of as a core feature of autism. But our research shows there may be minimal differences in this aspect of social interaction.
Hypersensitivity is often associated with vulnerability. But it can also be a strength.
The term is often pejorative: to be hypersensitive is to cry over nothing, to feel things are “too much”, etc. But we now understand that this trait has real evolutionary and social benefits.
Relationships among family members can be tough.
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Contrary to society’s celebrations of family togetherness, the ‘ties that bind’ often become frayed or broken.
Early research suggests that nearly 1 in 5 Americans, about 68 million people, are in the midst of a family estrangement.
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A researcher who studied family estrangement identifies the main reasons behind it and how people can find a path to reconcile and heal family rifts.
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A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.
Struggling to be positive.
A neuropsychologist explains the underlying brain mechanisms which stop people managing their emotions.
Managing your feelings takes more than just turning that frown upside down.
Financial decisions can be a real maze.
Research suggests that the reason people may put off funding their 401(k) plans or managing credit card debt is because our perception of finance as ‘cold’ conflicts with our hot-blooded emotions.
For some, it’s not so easy to forgive and forget…
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New research highlights how the pain of a breakup can linger for years.
Why are people so drawn to Trump?
Trump is an ad-man’s dream, a candidate who reflects what the best advertisements possess.
The most powerful strategy for achieving happiness is to give up trying to be happy.
To pose the question of whether we can love happiness feels a bit like asking whether the Pope is a Catholic. Most of us believe we not only can love happiness, but that we should!
The proliferation of webcams streaming live feeds has brought wild animals directly onto our screens, sometimes from thousands of miles away. Watching on the web in real time, we can peer into nests, hover…