Category Archives: Stress

Anger Impairs People’s Cognitive Scope, Study Shows

The fact that anger can have adverse effects on behavior is evident. When people get angry, they behave in ways that they normally would not do. So, anger seems to impair or even block rational thinking. Continue reading

Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More Daily Happiness

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A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness (Kushlev, Dunn, & Lucas, 2015). Continue reading

Study: Vacations Decrease Work-Related Stress, Especially in “Obsessive” Workers

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Vacations provide an opportunity for relaxation and mental downtime.

The summer vacations have just ended for most people. So, you might wonder how long you benefit from the effects of your holiday? Ought we go on holidays to relieve work-related stress and to stay well? Continue reading

The Sounds of Nature Reduce Stress

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Natural sounds such as birdsong and the sound of water have been used in stressful situations like surgical procedures, and have demonstrated stress-relieving effects via the autonomic nervous system Continue reading

6 Unfortunate Ways Traffic Noise Affects People (Research Findings)

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We get exposed to noise all the time, but how does it affect our mind and body?

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Ways to Deal With Difficulties: Problem-Focused and Emotion-Focused Coping

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When we face stressful life events, we typically use many kinds of coping strategies to deal with them. Sometimes we confront problems, and sometimes we      avoid problems.  Continue reading

Study: Feel Bad to Feel Great (Relief Boosts Positive Emotions)

Relief is one of the most common emotions, and it is one of our few basic emotions. Most of our emotions have clear emotional valences. For example, happiness is considered to have a positive emotional valence; anger is considered to have a negative valence; and arousal is considered to have a neutral valence.

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Stress Scores for Different Life Events (The Social Readjustment Rating Scale)

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Holmes & Rahe (1967) created a social readjustment rating scale (SRRS), in which different life events result in different stress scores. Indeed, SRRS is one of the most well-known and researched measures of life event stress (Crandall, 1992). Continue reading