Good news for all worrywarts and overachievers! All your moodiness, anxiety, organizational skills, and self-control may make you healthier. An analysis of personality traits and health biomarkers concluded that adults who display high levels of neuroticism -- symptoms like worry, anxiety, anger, guilt, and jealousy – along with high levels of conscientiousness -- being organized, thoughtful, and deliberate -- had lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers, lower occurrences of chronic disease, and lower body mass indexes (BMIs).
Empathy is the ability to perceive and react to another person’s emotions. Much attention has been paid to empathy regarding negative emotions, but little is known about how (or if) we respond to positive emotions in the same way. Now, a new study reports that joy may be harder to share than distress. Psychology researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the neural networks of 21 adults in response to positive and negative emotional stimuli.
Maslow created a theory of self-actualization, and it is the topic of this discussion. According to Maslow, self-actualization is a process by which individuals may ascend a hierarchy of needs that is linear as opposed to dialectical. The higher levels of this hierarchy are reached by psychologically robust and healthy self-actualizing individuals. In addition, Maslow contends that these self-actualizing individuals are highly creative and demonstrate a capacity to resolve dichotomies inherent in ultimate contraries, such as life versus death and freedom versus determinism, as examples.
You said I got something to say. Then you got that look in your eye. You can hear Brad Arnold of the band 3 Doors Down singing “behind those eyes you hide.” The eyes tell a lot about our physical and emotional well-being. You may have heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. Now scientists believe that the eyes can also tell if someone has schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complicated disorder that affects the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, and perceives reality. This disabling condition leaves its victim frightened and withdrawn. A recent research publication in Biological Psychiatry informs us that eye movements are associated with schizophrenia. Simple viewing patterns can detect abnormalities of eye movement that allow doctors to discriminate schizophrenia from control subjects with surprising precision.
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