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Hardcore online gamer? Spending hours on end plugged into stuff like World of Warcraft daily? Pay close attention then. While none of what I'm about to relay is definitive, it does have the air of something serious, cautious and scientific.
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How generosity among strangers becomes socially contagious.
As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?
Taking offense can send the wrong message and work against you.
"How far away do you have to be to forgive yourself for not doing whatever is in your power to do?" In the small hours of March 13, 1964,
Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.
Our social connections are integral to our health and happiness, but connections come in many different forms. A lifelong friendship usually feels different than a casual acquaintance you make at a networking event or a friend you acquire on Facebook.
Jonathan Asser used to struggle with his extreme rage until he learned to master it – and discovered a skill for calming violent prisoners. His experience led to a film and best-newcomer award at the London Film Festival
Make the world a better place and you'll put yourself in a better place as well.
Science writer Jennifer Ouellette explores the emerging science of the self, a body of research that examines not just who we are, but also…if we are.
"You matter to me. In a way I cannot explain, you matter to me. And you, you are a marvel... you and all the parts of you."
Early one morning in March 1964, a young woman called Kitty Genovese returned home to her New York apartment and was attacked and killed by an armed assailant.
John Cacioppo, author of Discovering Psychology: The Science of the Mind, 1st Edition, discusses his research on what effects social isolation, or loneliness...
No one should socially isolate themselves or their children from the world. It can cause alot of negative responsis. Watch and see for yourself. #Psycology #pressplay #learn
The mind is not only embodied but shaped by our relationships as well.
Your brain's ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information 'highway,' suggests new research. For the first time, researchers have found evidence of a specialized mechanism for spatial self-awareness that combines visual cues with body motion. The newly-discovered system could explain why some schizophrenia patients feel like their actions are controlled by someone else.
Presence is a state of being that invites us to link a wide range of differentiated aspects of our lives into a harmonious and ever-emerging whole. Presence permits integration to unfold. And integration is at the heart of well-being, even at the l...
In the digital swirl of Facebook status updates, emotions expressed online are contagious, according to a new study encompassing more than 100 million people in the U.S. and a billion messages that they posted.
"In previous research, Dr. Fowler and Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis —a co-author on the new study—popularized the idea that obesity, smoking, emotions and ideas can spread through networks of friends and acquaintances. They wrote a 2009 book on the subject called "Connected." Those earlier studies have prompted skepticism from some scholars who questioned the statistical methods used.
A debate over the true impact of online behavior has raged since the birth of social media, but sociologists and psychologists rarely have access to enough raw data from personal interactions that would reveal whether online feelings could influence people in the same way as in face-to-face encounters."
Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.
Context, invariably, is everything. And so while it will doubtless prompt much hilarity to convey that, on a bright Saturday afternoon in east London, I find myself indulging in free-form dance to the accompaniment of something called F**k It Music, let me assure that, at the time, it all seemed perfectly sensible.
While wide ranging brain circuits instantly respond to external events, it is even more remarkable that networks of genes respond to social experiences.
Yale psychologist Laurie Santos explains why we should get inside monkeys' minds.
Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset.
Blogger, curator, educator, scientist, sociologist, politician, psychologist, biologist, teacher and student, programmer and programmed, creator and destroye...
Rust Cohle is the most depressing detective ever...but he's right.
"We have made altruism a sacred object, so we've been blinded to its deleterious effects," says Barbara Oakley from the University of Oakland, Michigan.
Looking at models can change your brain pretty quickly. Why that's not necessarily a bad thing.