The psychology of online sharing

What prompts us to share on social media and why do we share the things we do? Science has started to figure this out.

Dec 26

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Empathy with strangers can be learned

We can learn to empathize with strangers. A new study finds that surprisingly positive experiences with people from another group trigger a learning effect in the brain, which increases empathy.

Dec 23

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How Facebook Learns While You Forget

The science behind social media nostalgia.

Dec 8

Categories: Empathy, Happiness

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Why haters hate the way they hate

All of us have been on the receiving end of hatred at some point of time in our lives. Understand the psychological motivations behind hatred, and haters will never bother you again; you might even pity them.

Nov 14

Categories: Empathy, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt

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Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...

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The Power of Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that ...

Jan 10

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In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read ...

Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.

Aug 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, ...

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Are we Genetically predisposed to be Sensitive, Emotion, Empathetic?

Do you jump to help the less fortunate, cry during sad movie scenes, or tweet and post the latest topics and photos that excite or move you? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, ...

Jun 24

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Sensitivity to Criticism

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Empathy and Stress - Women Are the Stronger Sex

I learned many of life's great lessons while watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my grandmother. To this day, I cannot hear the word "empathy" without being reminded of the first time I heard that word in the movie Funny Face. Empathy is difficult ...

Apr 22

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Stress undermines empathic abilities in men but increases them

Stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less able to distinguish their own emotions and intentions from those of other people. For women the exact opposite is true. Stress, this problem that haunts us every day, could be undermining ...

Mar 20

Categories: Empathy, Stress Management

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Empathy helps children to understand sarcasm

Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory has trouble knowing when Leonard or his other friends directed a sarcastic remark at him. New research shows that perhaps it's his lack of empathy for others that is causing that. According to a new study in the ...

Oct 10

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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I ...

Aug 27

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Brain research shows psychopathic criminals do not lack empathy, but ...

Criminal psychopathy can be both repulsive and fascinating, as illustrated by the vast number of books and movies inspired by this topic. Offenders diagnosed with psychopathy pose a significant threat to society, because they are more likely to harm ...

Jul 25

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Humans feel empathy for robots

Data from Star Trek, humans have been presented with the fictional dilemma of how we empathize with robots. Robots now infiltrate our lives, toys like Furbies or robot vacuum cleaners bring us closer, but how do we really feel about these ...

Apr 25

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Psychopaths are not neurally equipped to have concern for others

Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological "hardwiring" that enables them to care for others, according to a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico. "A marked lack of empathy ...

Apr 25

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