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  • Fear, our Primitive Friend

    Fear, our Primitive Friend0

    Fear is one of the oldest — in some forms, as old as sentient life on Earth itself—and most primitive emotions of all, designed to guarantee our survival since the beginning of humankind. We evolved fear to protect ourselves from on-going dangers. Fear is the reason why we would rather not be in a forest

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  • Thrillers Affect Your Political Outlook

    Thrillers Affect Your Political Outlook0

    Watching thrillers unconsciously increases hostility towards immigrants. Have you ever watched a really exciting thriller? A very scary movie? Were you sure to turn all the lights on in the house afterwards? Did you look behind corners before turning them? Don’t lie! Movies can induce very strong emotions. But could strong emotions affect more than

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  • Chill Out: Disturbed Sleep Plays Havoc with Your Mood and Mind

    Chill Out: Disturbed Sleep Plays Havoc with Your Mood and Mind2

    Chronic lack of sleep has serious public health implications. A poll by Lifeline released in July shows almost two-thirds of Australians reported sleep loss because of stress relating to work or their finances. The findings went largely unremarked, even though a chronic lack of sleep has serious public health implications. Sleep theory tells us that

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  • Peer Pressure: The Difference Between Boys And Girls

    Peer Pressure: The Difference Between Boys And Girls0

    Which gender you think is more susceptible to peer pressure? Picture a group of almost identically dressed girls sitting and giggling together and then think of a couple of boys walking around kicking garbage cans. In which one of these two groups would individuals have the most trouble sticking to their own values? Two Croatian

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  • Good To Know: Are High Performers More Stressed Out?

    Good To Know: Are High Performers More Stressed Out?1

    Who report more stress: low or high achieving students? Do you moderate your envy of better performing colleagues or fellow students by telling yourself that they are probably more stressed out than you are? And can you sometimes be jealous of the always deadline-missing ones, because they are probably leading a way more laid-back life and just

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  • Keep Calm and Carry On Exercising, It Relieves Stress

    Keep Calm and Carry On Exercising, It Relieves Stress0

    Add a few exercise sessions to your schedule; your personal and work life could benefit. Another work deadline is fast approaching and, yet again, you’re starting to feel the pressure. Need a permanent stress fix? Hit the gym and make it a regular habit. A new study conducted by a research team at Princeton University gives valuable insight into

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