People overestimate feelings of awkwardness when talking to strangers and underestimate the enjoyment of deep, meaningful conversations with those we have just met.
Having too much free time can be almost as bad for your overall wellbeing as having little or no time to yourself, researchers report.
PTSD in trauma survivors is associated with an increased risk of complicated grief following the death of loved ones. Complicated grief is marked with symptoms of grief lingering and worsening over time, rather than fading.
People are less likely to harshly judge a friend or family member who acts unethically than they would a stranger. However, the leniency comes at a cost to the judger's sense of self-worth.
Older people who feel or act younger than their biological age tend to have better cognitive function, lower stress, and less inflammation than their peers who feel their age.
Study reveals a link between personality traits and adherence to shelter at home warnings. Researchers report those who score high on extroversion are more likely to ignore stay at home warnings, while those with other traits were more likely to stay in, regardless of the strength of government warnings.
Children who experience early life adversity experience faster biological aging than children with no history of exposure to abuse. Trauma was associated with biological aging in early puberty, cellular aging, and alterations in brain structure. The findings may explain why children who experienced adversity early in life often suffer poor health as they age.
Traditional concepts of masculinity, including self-reliance and emotional suppression, leads to an increased risk of PTSD in veterans.