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Tag Archives: positive psychology
Why does the “talking cure” pioneered by Sigmund Freud and his students help relieve anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses? Freud famously taught that psychotherapy helped the patient achieve catharsis, or purging of the emotions. This was helpful, Freud thought, … Continue reading
UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner thinks we Americans are definitely touch-deprived. In lecture 8 of his excellent course Human Happiness (feed), Keltner presents evidence that when we touch each other, we feel less stressed, more altruistic and well — happier. … Continue reading
UC Berkeley psychology professor Dacher Keltner is the real deal — the kind of professor I wish I’d seen more often in my university days. Not only is he a cutting-edge researcher in the field of human emotion, he’s also … Continue reading