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Posts filed under: Emotions

“The ocean does something to your spirit,” an African-American woman from Charlotte, North Carolina volunteered during a focus group. “You are stressed out when you are driving. You get close to the ocean, you can smell the air. There...
If America were a couple, it would seem like we are headed for divorce court. It can feel impossible to get a majority of Americans to agree on anything. Recent Pew Research Center polling shows that Americans are intensely divided...
Dr. Melanie Green studies the psychology of storytelling. Her research examines how becoming immersed in a story, known as narrative transport, can influence attitudes and change behaviors....
When was the last time you wanted to feel sad and helpless? You're not alone. It's human nature to gravitate away from what makes us feel bad. In fact, most people avoid information that's painful, unpleasant, or uncomfortable. Scientists call...