Psychology & Psychiatry

New study finds compassion is at the heart of love

Beneath those carefully crafted profiles on dating sites there are traits that evolution has crafted that drive what we look for in a partner, now new research has shed light on which traits are most important to people when ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unlocking compassion in the face of mass suffering

Ample research has shown that as the number of people suffering increases, our individual capacity to feel compassion stays flat or decreases—a phenomenon known among scientists as "compassion fade," says David DeSteno, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

5 ways to get through stress

Relationships, jobs, school, finances—stress can creep up on you from all areas of your life. While stress is often associated with negative events, positive events can sometimes be stressful, too. No matter where your ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cultivating empathy in an unjust world

In an increasingly divisive world, it might seem that empathy for other people's opinion and views is becoming ever less common. But the trend is not irreversible, according to new research by Stanford psychologist Jamil ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pep talks secret to better sporting performance

Giving oneself a pep talk may be key to improving female athletes' sporting performance and mental health, new University of Saskatchewan research shows.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Developing self-compassion: How to show yourself some love

(HealthDay)—A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more essential to emotional wellness might ...

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