Tag Archives: Social relationship

Human Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: Learning from Psychological Science

A collective crisis heightens sensitivity to social interactions. This is a situation that can have both positive and negative effects as a function of it being a collective crisis. On the positive side, there is a sense that we’re in … Continue reading

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Psychological Science and COVID-19: Pandemic Effects on Marriage and Relationships

Human behavior is one of the most important factors dictating the severity of pandemics for both the spread of the disease and the psychological impacts it triggers, such as anxiety, isolation, and uncertainty. Through an ongoing series of backgrounders, the … Continue reading

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Brain networks for Social Interactions

By studying rhesus monkeys, researchers have identified a brain network dedicated to processing social interactions — a discovery that offers tantalizing clues to the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. Scientists call our ability to … Continue reading

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Companionship May Help Chimps Chill Out

No chimp is an island, chimpanzees exhibit fewer signs of stress when they are surrounded by “bond partners”—individuals with whom they share a strong social relationship—even when facing dangerous or otherwise stressful scenarios. “We believe humans are very special because … Continue reading

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