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Entries by Wray Herbert from 06/2010

The Perils of 'Having It All'

| Posted 06.10.2010 | Healthy Living

Can "having it all" undermine the ability to savor common, everyday joys? And if so, does wealth diminish pleasure enough that it trumps the pluses of having plenty of money?

Human Psychology: The Paradox of Idleness

| Posted 06.22.2010 | Healthy Living

Make-work may be pointless and demeaning, but at least it's work; it's an activity. And people prefer activity--even when they're forced into it--to sitting around with nothing to do.

Science and Faith: Does Belief Soothe the Worried Mind?

| Posted 06.26.2010 | Healthy Living

Psychological scientists are exploring the idea that religious belief may have emerged to satisfy a basic human need to comprehend and explain a complex and unpredictable world.