During a conflict between two groups, oxytocin levels increase, influencing the medial prefrontal cortex. This results in a greater feeling of empathy among the group and a desire to seek revenge on rivals. The findings shed light on how conflict contagion can occur in social groups.
A new study reveals receiving a hug on a day when you experience interpersonal conflict can be a buffer against negative mood and distress.
According to researchers, couples who fight following a lack of sleep expressed higher inflammation levels in blood samples.
Better quality sleep is linked to improved emotions and fewer stressors the next day, a new study reports.