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It’s no surprise that we want to get as far away as we can from things that seem threatening, whether it’s a hairy spider or an angry mob. Now new research suggests that our visual perception may be biased in ways that help to motivate us to get out of harm’s way. ... More>
Life is about our failure as much as it is about success. From the mistakes we make at work or school to our blunders in romantic relationships, we are constantly reminded of how we could be better. By focusing on the important qualities that make us who we are – a process called self-affirmation – we preserve our self-worth in the face of our shortcomings. ... More>
For the French philosopher and writer Albert Camus, the Greek myth of Sisyphus perfectly captured the human condition. Sisyphus was condemned to a life of meaningless activity—pushing a boulder up […]... More>