The Social Construction of Stories

I‘m interested in where these narratives come from, particularly those narratives that sometimes get in the way of us being happier. There’s been a lot of psychological research on how stories are helpful for us; for example, in the case of experiencing adversity or trauma. If we look for explanation and reason through narrative, it helps us cope with the adverse consequences.…

What Do Aliens Look Like? Oxford Astrobiologists Draw a Picture, Based on Darwinian Theories of Evolution | Open Culture

When Charles Darwin laid out his theory of natural selection in 1859, little could he have imagined that, a good 150 years later, this cornerstone of evolutionary theory might help us form a mental picture of what alien life looks like. Open Culture, openculture.com — Read on www.openculture.com/2017/11/what-do-aliens-look-like-oxford-astrobiologists-draw-a-picture-based-on-darwinian-theories-of-evolution.html

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When it comes to COVID-19 risk, what counts as ‘outdoor’ dining?

The key to COVID-safe dining is plenty of ventilation, which means keeping structures to a minimum. (Pixabay/) Even in the chilliest of weather, a trip out for a tasty dinner can provide some much-needed excitement. However, with COVID-19 still looming , eating inside with people from outside your household is a definite no-no . Source: When it comes to COVID-19 risk, what…

Heightened anxiety linked to an impaired ability to simulate alternative versions of past events

People with higher trait anxiety tend to have a harder time creating detailed mental simulations, according to new research published in the journal Cognition and Emotion . “My research has convinced me that our capacity to imagine possible personal events critically depends on our capacity to remember our personal past,” said study author Felipe De Brigard, an associate professor at Duke University…