What to Do When You Can’t Catch a Break
We’ve all had one of those weeks: Your car breaks down, you get in trouble at work, you spill wine on an expensive dress, a family member gets sick. Sometimes those weeks turn into months
‘I’m Extremely Controversial’: the Psychologist Rethinking Human Emotion
In early March, as the world began to realise that coronavirus wasn’t going to go quietly, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett was thousands of miles away from home. “I went to New Zealand because I was getting
Why Facing Our Feelings is Essential for Tackling Our Climate Crisis
Thirty years ago, I sat in a darkened lecture hall listening to what was happening to our Earth because of the decisions people had made. Climate change, toxic contamination, species loss, forest fires, soil depletion: it
It’s an Angry Time, but It Can Also Be Energizing
… It’s an angry time, all right, with political polarization at record levels, cable news and social media monetizing outrage, and the pandemic, unemployment and fury over racial injustice heating the toxic emotional stew. Mental health experts
Testosterone May Dampen Police Recruits’ Emotional Control
A study involving Dutch Police Academy recruits suggests that aggressive individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of testosterone when faced with emotionally charged situations.
Study Finds No Evidence That More Violent, Difficult Video Games Spur Aggression
Some of the most popular video games feature violence of some kind — psychological scientists are investigating whether violent in-game behavior actually impacts real-world behavior.