Psychology & Psychiatry

Negative personal experiences add meaning to life

While many people say they appreciate positive experiences more than negative ones, there is a hidden benefit of negative experiences. While someone involved in a negative situation might not enjoy it, a recent study from ...

Neuroscience

Unexplored neural circuit modulates memory strength

Learning to avoid negative experiences requires an interplay of two distinct brain circuits, one to interpret "Yikes!" and drive learning, and the other, unexpectedly, to dial in the strength of that memory, a new fruit fly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What triggers nostalgia? Feelings of unhappiness, study finds

For years, research has shown that nostalgia is a primarily positive emotion that can lift people's spirits. But USC Dornsife psychologists have found the opposite may be true. Just like in Bruce Springsteen's nostalgic song ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Serious dating can create serious challenges for teens

Considering a host of social pressures and stresses that adolescents experience, the addition of a relationship to the equation can have a negative impact, according to a study from BYU professor of family life Adam Rogers.

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