Business Standard: People perceive events in the future as closer than those in the past, as it helps them to approach, avoid or otherwise cope with the events they encounter, a new study has found. Researchers suggest that the illusions that influence how we perceive movement through space also influence More
The Atlantic: When college students were asked to look one month either into the past or the future, they perceived the future as closer (“a really short time from now”), while feeling more “psychologically distant” from the past. Commuters at a Boston train center, when asked to do the same More
People experience time as if they’re moving toward the future and away from the past We say that time flies, it marches on, it flows like a river — our descriptions of time are closely linked to our experiences of moving through space. Now, new research suggests that the illusions More
It’s the time of year to give — whether you’re giving gifts to friends and family, donating to complete strangers, or giving yourself a break. The nature of giving is a rich topic for psychological scientists. Over the last year, several researchers have published new insights into how and why More
The Washington Post: If it’s the thought that counts when giving gifts, why do so many of us get so stressed during the holidays? It’s because you often feel guilty for not giving more even if you can’t afford it. “There’s a lot of guilt and social comparison in holiday More
The Washington Post: When was the last time you were alone, and unwired? Really, truly by yourself. Just you and your thoughts — no cellphone, no tablet, no laptop. Many of us crave that kind of solitude, though in an increasingly wired world, it’s a rare commodity. We check texts More
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