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Understanding Others Key to Altruism
When a team of researchers at Duke University began using fMRIs to study the brain's connection to altruism, they expected to find that selfless acts were linked to reward systems in the brain--but were treated to some surprising findings. They discovered ...
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The Limits of Compassion: Why Sympathy Alone Won't Prevent Genocide
Conceptualizing of large numbers of deaths and other atrocities is overwhelming. Logic tells us that the death of 100,000 people is more tragic than the death of 100, but does the increase really produce any change in emotion--or even the expected change of...
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Women Of All Sizes Feel Bad About Their Bodies After Viewing Models
We're all familiar with the studies that show heavier women feel worse after seeing images of the "thin-ideal" women portrayed on television and in magazines. However, a new study published in this month's Sex Roles: A Journal of Research shows that even w...
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Putting Feelings Into Words Examined In Brain Scans
Why does talking to a friend or writing in a journal make us feel better in troubled times? Simply naming an emotion does nothing to solve our problems, but often makes them feel less intense. A brain imaging study conducted by a group of UCLA psychologists...
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Bottling Up Feelings May Help with Trauma
A new study on 3000 people affected by the events of 9/11 by University of Buffalo researchers shows that people who were not initially communicative about their feelings were coping better two years later than those who were ready to express themselves earlier.
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