Beyond Aggression: How Video Games can Increase Empathy
Much research on video games shows there to be a negative impact on aggressive tendencies. But if we look beyond just games with violent content, are there any benefits to video gaming? Can prosocial video games make us more cooperative and empathetic?
Are there any benefits to being alone? Feeling lonely is not the same as welcome alone time - what psychologists call positive solitude. Eugene Tee discusses some of the advantages of wanted, positive, solitude.
Love has seen many expressions over time, from the romantic and passionate, to the companionate and comfortable. Is love really a choice? If so, how can we keep the love in our most valued relationships alive? Read our article on what psychological science says about what is arguably our most human emotion.
Thanks to technology, we are more connected today than ever. And yet, scientific studies show that levels of perceived social isolation and feelings of loneliness, are on the rise, leading to numerous health consequences. Check out our article on the loneliness epidemic, and some of our suggestions on how to counter these unpleasant feelings of disconnection and isolation.
Mindfulness and Emotions: Understanding Your Mind and the Benefits of Being Present
What is Mindfulness, and why is it so crucial for our psychological well-being?
Sandy Clarke and Eugene Tee present an accessible and informative read on the science of mindfulness, along with practical tips on how to develop this important skill.