Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:27
On the eve of Election Day, a look at how to be a better voter and the science behind hate speech. See what else you may have missed online.
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Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:32
Friends, children, romantic partners, family members – many of us exchange hugs with others on a regular basis. New research from the United States, published today in PLOS, now shows hugs can help us to cope with conflict in our daily life.
Hugs are considered a form of affectionate touch. Hugs occur between social partners of all types, and sometimes even strangers.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:25
Researchers are split over guilt. Many of them think that guilt is negative—it feels bad, it’s related to poor functioning, and it’s something we should reduce in our lives. (That may be your assessment, too.)
But another group of researchers suggests that guilt is good. It leads people to take actions to repair relationships and engage in prosocial behavior. Our attempts to get rid of guilt lead to good behavior—and ultimately the guilt experience and response is positive.