By getting us to focus on what matters to our lives, affirmations can act as a counterbalance to spiralling negative thoughts.
People don’t necessarily tell the same stories over and over again because they’re losing cognitive function, but because the stories are important, and they feel we need to know them.
Repeated storytelling from elderly relatives doesn’t necessarily always signal age or cognitive decline. It’s about conveying memories and values to a new generation.
The Foreign Ministers Josep Borrell of the EU, James Cleverly of Great Britain, Yoshimasa Hayashi of Japan, Antony Blinken of the U.S., Annalena Baerbock of Germany, Melanie Joly of Canada, Catherine Colonna of France, and Antonio Tajani of Italy, at the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Münster, Germany, on Oct. 3, 2022.
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Deliberately crafting economic relationships with countries that share similar political and social values with Canada has emerged as a tool to address current geopolitical issues.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the 2022 state of nation address to a joint sitting of Parliament. Coalitions could soon be a feature of national government.
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Stable coalitions will depend on strong democratic values being embedded among political elites.
As words go, grief feels inadequate for describing public sentiment in the wake of the Queen’s death.
People have come forward in highly publicized stories speaking to experiences of sexism, sexual violence and silencing at the hands of hockey players and teams.
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We need to question how gender is understood, constructed and performed by hockey players, teams, coaches and organizations to truly change the culture.
Most African countries have tough anti-gay laws.
Being gay in Africa can pose culturally specific challenges which the dominant, heterosexual culture may find difficult to accept.
Views around opposition to abortion may be more complicated than what might appear on the surface.
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A sociologist found in her research that many Americans who are opposed to abortion may nonetheless be willing to support a friend or family member seeking one.
Many clients come to therapy wanting to look beyond themselves – talking about relationships, values and even spirituality.
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Our research investigates the connections among mental health, holistic well-being and relational virtues – ideas that many people think of as ethical or religious.
A human rights-based approach is essential in regulating artificial intelligence technologies.
Applications of artificial intelligence have been shown to include discriminatory practices. This creates a need for meaningful rights-based regulations to ensure that AI will not exacerbate inequalities.
Values in adulthood rarely change. But major events, like wars — and pandemics — can shift our priorities.
Stuffed bears in windows were a common sight during the early 2020 lockdowns.
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Different people and groups have differing, and often opposing, goals that they value differently. That makes public discussion, compromise and agreement difficult.
For many, leaving religion does not mean leaving behind religious morals and values.
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Religion affects how people regard qualities like benevolence, kindness, conformity and fairness even after they stop practicing religion.
You don’t need to pick up exactly where you left off; you can think about how you want your life to look.
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After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter ‘normal’ life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
We’re not going away.
Now that Gen Z has got a taste for financial trading, the whole game has changed.
The word ‘values’ was seldom used in Australian diplomacy in recent decades, but has slowly become more prevalent as Canberra has sought to counter China’s influence in the region.
“Science” makes people think optimistically about the future.
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When you ask Americans what the word ‘science’ brings to mind, a majority respond ‘hope.’ Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.
Folks are more likely to social distance properly if there are economic incentives to do so.
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Two economists argue that people who believe the economy will turn around quickly have more incentive to quarantine.
It’s a good time to reflect on what we expect of each other and our leaders.