Those Were the Days: Counteracting Loneliness with Nostalgia
Nostalgia amplifies perceptions of social support and may be helpful in overcoming feelings of loneliness, researchers find.
On the Move: Personality Influences Migration Patterns
When meeting someone for the first time, the second question that is usually asked (following “what’s your name?”) is “where do you live?”. Until recently, it was not apparent just how revealing that answer may
This is Your Brain on Politics
With over a year of campaigning before the general election, voters should be able to tap into lots of information when they make their decisions in the voting booth. But it turns out there’s a lot more going on when we step behind the curtain to cast our ballot.
Constructing Emotion: The Fundamental Components of Fear
During a crisis, our behavior can often be unpredictable. Some people might respond with anger, others with fear and still others may show no reaction at all. The nature of emotion is so basic and
As Good as it Gets? Illusion vs. Reality: Age-Related Differences in Expectations for Future Happiness
Albert Einstein once quipped, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” The famous scientist might have added that the illusion of reality shifts over time. According to a new Brandeis University study
Sticks and Stones: A New Study on Social and Physical Pain
We all know the famous saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” but is this proverb actually true? According to some researchers, words may pack a harder punch