Being Around Strangers Reduces Empathy

New Study Shows that Stress from Being Around Strangers Reduces Empathy Empathy – or specifically the lack of it – has an important role in many conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and psychopathy, and a new study has revealed that the stress of being with a stranger reduces our capacity to feel empathy. As well[…]

5 Ways Stress Might be Impacting Your Relationship

5 Ways Stress Might be Impacting Your Relationship Stress is a completely natural response to pressures in our environment. In our evolutionary past, being stressed when we were in a dangerous situation helped us stay alert and prepared for action – the “fight or flight” response – but in the modern world the same reactions[…]

Cognitive Habits That Prevent You from Achieving Your Goals

3 Cognitive Habits That Prevent You from Achieving Your Goals The start of a year is a time when many people reflect on their life goals and pursue them with renewed vigour, but many different thinking patterns can crop up that derail your plans and discourage you from following through with your goals. Recognising and[…]