Whether you dwell on relatively minor, everyday stressful situations could foreshadow what the future holds when it comes to your physical health. That’s the eye-catching, and possibly somewhat stressful, finding from a study just published in the journal Psychological Science.
If you want to feel more optimistic about what the future holds, sometimes it helps to look at the past. That’s because taking a minute to bask in nostalgic memories can make you feel more positive about what’s in store.
Intuitively, it might seem like sticking to a regular exercise routine is nothing more than a battle of willpower. This would suggest that people who are somewhat lacking in the self-control department are doomed to forever be out of shape.
Why do people snack between meals? Because they’re hungry, maybe. But you know psychologists are going to dig a little deeper than that. Several studies have revealed a range of psychological factors in why people snack, what they snack on,
To exercise or not to exercise – it’s a basic dilemma that usually comes down to how motivated you are. Staying in shape is partly a matter of motivation. This idea makes sense intuitively, and a systematic review of studies
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today seems like as good a day to talk about loneliness as any, doesn’t it? Google tells us that loneliness is “sadness because one has no friends or company.” The research that’s been done on loneliness, however,
Who doesn’t like a good medical drama? TV shows make the medical treatment process dramatic, exciting and uncertain – just what you want when you sit down to watch television. Not necessarily what you want if you’re actually a patient,
They’re just words, right? Not so fast! According to new research, what you say could predict how long you’re going to live. In the study, psychologists analyzed 197 books and speeches, paying special attention to words that indicated a “failure
Imagine you’ve just gotten out of a stressful surgical procedure, and you’re now recovering in the hospital. What do you want more than anything? Just some peace and quiet, right? Well, peace, yes. But quiet, not necessarily. In fact, if
Who hasn’t been there….working on a long project for school or work logging more than 4 or 6 hours straight in front of the computer. That’s a long time! And it may not catch up with you until you hit