Psychology & Psychiatry

How hope can make you happier with your lot

Having hope for the future could protect people from risky behaviors such as drinking and gambling—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The researchers studied "relative deprivation"—the feeling ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Awe walks' boost emotional well-being

A regular dose of awe is a simple way to boost healthy 'prosocial' emotions such as compassion and gratitude, according to a new study by researchers at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center (MAC) and the Global Brain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Where you live may influence your baby's behavior

Infants from rural families tend to display negative emotions such as anger and frustration more frequently than their urban counterparts, according to a recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers explain link between emotion and addictive substance use

What drives a person to smoke cigarettes—and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play ...

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