‘Tend and Befriend’ Vs. ‘Fight or Flight’

Posted by in Crisis, Psychology, Society on 22. Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments

Research into a Healthier Way to Cope with Social Rejection: ‘Tend and Befriend’ Vs. ‘Fight or Flight’ Mark Ellenbogen and Christopher Cardoso, researchers in Concordia’s Centre for Research in Human Development are taking a closer look at oxytocin, a hormone traditionally studied for its role in childbirth and breastfeeding, and more recently for its effect […]

What Affects Your Happiness

Posted by in Psychology, Society on 22. Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments

How Money, Trust, Generosity, a Sense of Belonging, Perceived Freedom and Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone Affects Your Happiness Time and time again, we find that people systematically overestimate the impact of material things and underestimate the positive impacts of social connections. –John Helliwell, a University of British Columbia economist who was asked to help the […]

5 Things To Do Everyday To Be Happier

Posted by in Psychology, Society on 20. Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments

You can do an experiment where you give two groups of people a hundred dollars in the morning. You tell one of them to spend it on themselves, and one on other people. You measure their happiness at the end of the day. Those who spent on other people are much happier than those who […]