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Entries by Wray Herbert from 09/2011

The Psychological Price of Unfair Pay

| Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living

It appears that the unconscious mind can temporarily damp down the brain's contempt center, in effect allowing the rational, utilitarian brain to rule, at least momentarily.

Why Thinking About Dying Makes Us More Generous

| Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists have been exploring the idea that we are all governed by two distinct existential systems, with distinct ways of processing the idea of death.

How to Recognize a Psychopath

| Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Kids with psychopathic traits have a significant deficiency in their automatic, unconscious processing of certain cues -- especially fear cues, but also cues for disgust.

How Not to Cope With Personal Insult

| Posted 09.16.2011 | Healthy Living

The physical and life-threatening threats that our ancestors faced have largely been replaced by social threats, but they are nonetheless an emotional menace.

Even a Few Minutes of This Can Boost Happiness, Says Study

| Posted 09.22.2011 | Healthy Living

Psychological scientist Christopher Moyer, and a group of colleagues at the University of Wisconsin -- Stout, designed a brain study to see if there might be at least some benefit after a very brief period of meditation training.