Self-esteem was lowest among young adults but increased throughout adulthood, peaking at age 60, before it started to decline according to researchers Ulrich Orth of the University of Basel, Kali Trzesnieuski of the University of Western Ontario and Richard Robbins of The University of California and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
I'm in love. I can tell because my heart rate soars and I feel great when I'm near her. Of course, a lot of things can send my heart to palpitating, so how do I know it's love? Researchers have played with people's hearts by manipulating arousal.
I don’t really know why I went through the motions. In my heart of hearts I knew 0.514 seconds after it was announced that resistance was futile. The iPad has arrived and I just gotta get me one. But it’s not just because I have a penchant for shiny gadget-y things that “just work". There's a whole lot of identity processes involved too ...
Men and women have different approaches and responses to love and sex. Here's what you may not know: The actual orgasm, for both men and women, is very similar. This is the case both for the timing and duration of pelvic muscle contractions during orgasm as well as the body sense - the felt experience - of orgasm.
The boundary between mental disorder and normality is inherently unclear. Wherever the artificial line is drawn, some people who need treatment will be missed and some who should avoid treatment will be diagnosed.
I have a fundamental disagreement with the DSM5 drafts on where the boundaries should be set.
Philosophers and psychologists have long debated the nature of emotions such as happiness. Are they states of supernatural souls, cognitive judgments about goal satisfaction, or perceptions of physiological changes? Advances in neuroscience suggest how brains generate emotions through a combination of cognitive appraisal and bodily perception.
Women have twice the frequency of depression as men, and are more vulnerable to many psychiatric disorders between puberty and menopause. Menopause and the post partum are time of high vulnerability for women.