People may actively decide to withhold feeling compassion for others when they believe it is more challenging or requires mental effort.
Selflessness can help individuals feel more confident and less hostile when faced with stress, researchers report.
Wisdom helps strengthen resilience and mastery to reduce stress and increase well-being, improving a person's ability to better handle later-life adversity and age-related loss.
A new study reveals compassion meditation training may reduce distress when witnessing the suffering of others and improve the ability to respond with compassion.
According to a new study, altering the levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex makes individuals more compassionate towards others.
The benefits of animal therapy for memory and mental health are well documented. Some agencies are using realistic robotic pets as a therapeutic tool for memory care in older adults. Now, researchers have developed a new protocol for the use of robotic animals to aid in memory care.
Defensive pessimism can help individuals, especially those who are more anxious, to improve positive thinking and decision-making.
Mindful meditation may help people cope when faced with action crises, researchers say.