Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: For some older adults, a pandemic of loneliness

Because of COVID-19's social distancing safety precautions, many people are not only living in fear of the virus daily, but many are feeling isolated and alone. UConn Today sat down with the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Looking out for #1 can make you happy, if you have no choice

(Medical Xpress)—We are, at our core, social creatures and we spend considerable time and effort on building and maintaining our relationships with others. As young children, we're taught that "sharing means caring" and, ...

Neuroscience

Brain imaging reveals neural correlates of human social behavior

Advances in the study of human social behavior may lead to a better understanding of normal processes such as empathy and theory of mind, as well as dysregulated conditions including autism spectrum disorder. The findings ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to pass the false-belief task before your fourth birthday

As social creatures, humans must constantly monitor each other's intentions, beliefs, desires, and other mental states. A particularly important social skill is the ability to take another person's perspective and understand ...