Viral Shutdown Psychology

Social psychology, as opposed to individual psychology, factors in what is happening around us in our civilization, society, personal and intimate relationships. A real understanding of what is happening in our individual consciousness needs to be put into context of the total environment, which today is being dramatically affected because of the stay at home coronavirus lockdown. No one is disputing the fact that the coronavirus has turned life upside down Continue reading

Positive Longevity

There is longevity in positivity.

Be positive… for your good health and for the health of those around you.

According to an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology entitled “Positive emotions in early life and longevity: Findings from the nun study: by Danner, Snowdon and Friesen”, Continue reading

Acts of Kindness May Combat Depression

There are many depression medications on the market, but they tend to produce unwanted side effects. A new study has found that doing positive activities may potentially ease depression symptoms for patients who are not responding to pharmaceutical treatments or who would rather avoid medications altogether.

The research discovered that spending time thinking about the good things in life and performing acts of kindness can help a depressed person feel better. This is based on years of scientific investigations into the difference between happy people and depressed ones.
“Over the last several decades, social psychology studies of flourishing individuals who are happy, optimistic and grateful have produced a lot of new information about the benefits  Continue reading