Psychological Virtues linked with COVID-19 Adversity

One of the modern schools of Psychology the humanistic perspective emphasizes happiness, wellbeing, and positivity. The world at present is hurt and experiencing global grief, due to loss of lives, loss of a job, and economic crisis, all because of COVID 19. People have become anxious, fearful, and stressed, but we need to flourish during …

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Family Life during Covid-19 Lockdown: Challenges & Intervention

“Busy with cooking & house hold stuff…..feeling exhausted with work meetings & all.” “So difficult to keep children entertained during these times…waiting for normalcy to return.” Read dozens of WhatsApp messages as families struggle with the ‘new normal’ during Covid -19 lockdown. The current situation has thrown novel challenges at families worldwide and within India …

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The Clock in Our Brain

Ever wonder why new born infants stay awake and active during night but sleep during day time? Body clock or Circadian rhythm is what enables us to synchronise the working of our body with the day and night. The actual ‘clock’ is a cluster of around 10,000 nerve cells that lie buried deep within a …

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How Relationships Begin Today

A recently published American study by Cacioppo and colleagues (2013) analysed responses from nearly 20,000 people who married between 2005 and 2012. They found that more than one-third of marriages in America now begin on-line. As for the satisfaction – In comparison with more traditional off-line meeting, the on-line couples expressed greater marital satisfaction and …

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Interesting link between stress and attachment

You probably have heard of the nature-nurture debate. In the last decade or so, researchers have come to better understand the field of epigenetics and below is an interesting example of this in the link between stress and attachment. Research indicated that rats raised by mothers who groom and lick them are later better able to …

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