Social Isolation

Study Suggests ‘Extraordinary Experiences’ Might Make You Feel Bad

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

The Psychology of Exile

The Huffington Post: When I was in middle school, one of the assigned readings was a story called “The Man Without a Country.” It was written by Edward Everett Hale in 1863, and told the story of a young American army lieutenant, Philip Nolan, who is tried for treason along More

The Psychology of Exile

When I was in middle school, one of the assigned readings was a story called “The Man Without a Country.” It was written by Edward Everett Hale in 1863, and told the story of a young American army lieutenant, Philip Nolan, who is tried for treason along with Aaron Burr. More