Emotion

How People Learn to Become Resilient

The New Yorker: Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would More

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Rocky Relationships Linked With Unhealthy Diets

Romantic relationships certainly contribute to emotional as well as physical well-being, but studies indicate that people in distressed marriages are at risk for a slew of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and even early death. Psychological scientist Lisa Jaremka (University of Delaware) and colleagues hypothesized that one way More

Pupil Size: A Measure of Trust?

Scientific American Mind: Pupils are a rich source of social information. Although changes in pupil size are automatic and uncontrollable, they can convey interest, arousal, helpful or harmful intentions, and a variety of emotions. According to a new study published in Psychological Science, we even synchronize our pupil size with More