Social Interaction

Big Think: Think twice before motorbiking across India or seeking out other extraordinary experiences, say a team of Ph.D. students studying the effects of great experience on conversation. Having a much more interesting time with life than your peers is a recipe for social isolation, according to their report published More

Sueddeutsche: Geteiltes Leid ist halbes Leid? Im Gegenteil. Der angenudelte Spruch sollte dringend eine Auffrischung erfahren und künftig korrekt so lauten: Geteiltes Leid ist doppeltes Leid. Gut möglich, dass dieser Vorschlag die Zustimmung der drei Psychologen Erica Boothby, Margaret Clark und John Bargh erfährt. Die drei Wissenschaftler von der Universität More

The Huffington Post: Many people seek out extraordinary experiences throughout their lifetimes. If they didn’t, recreational activities like skydiving, bungee jumping, zorbing and mountain climbing wouldn’t exist. However, a new study published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that people who experience extraordinary events are likely to feel less happy than people who experience More