Date: May 8, 2014 Source: BMJ-British Medical Journal While constant arguing seemed to be the most harmful for health generally, men seemed to be particularly vulnerable to the worries and demands generated by their female partners. Credit: © DragonImages / Fotolia Frequent arguments with partners, relatives, or neighbors may boost the risk of death from […]
Dear Dr. Schinnerer: I’m reading Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson …still working my action steps , and getting along better with my girlfriend. She just bought a nice home on the golf course about 3 hours from here so I’m having some anxiety about the impending move and finding work in a new place , but […]
Dr. John Schinnerer I was recently approached by a major TV network to do a reality show involving coaches with severe anger problems. While this seems to be good for ratings, it does not bode well for the well-being of the coaches involved in the two week project. First, little change in long-term emotional […]
March 12, 2013 Little is known about the value and emotional consequences of expressing anger on the Internet. Rant-sites provide an outlet for anonymous, angry outbursts. How people feel after reading and writing rants and the effects of this behavior is explored in an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. One study assessed […]
February 18, 2014 The act of describing a feeling such as anger may have a significant impact on the body’s physiological response to the situation that elicits the emotion, according to research published June 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Karim Kassam from Carnegie Mellon University and Wendy Mendes from […]
March 3, 2014 Source: European Society of Cardiology (ESC) “It is important to recognize that outbursts of anger are associated with higher risk of heart attacks, stroke and arrhythmia. If clinicians ask patients about their usual levels of anger and find that it is relatively high, they may want to consider suggesting either psychosocial or […]
5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children Doree Armstrong From University of Washington All parents want what’s best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, […]
Psychology of Music and Healing Effects of the Human Brain I was recently included on an album of positive music (www.PositiveMusicImperative.com). I was speaking on the importance of positive music, lyrics in particular, as a critical means to offset the natural negativity bias of the human mind. The negative is more powerful than the positive […]
Celebrate the Good News of Others to Make Your Relationships Soar Dr. John Schinnerer How do you maximize a marriage? Want to amplify your love life? Want to know the secret to a transcendent sex life? How do you turn up the intensity and frequency of positive feelings with your friends and family? New studies […]
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