Many scientific studies fail to replicate and this is okay. It is part of the process. However, scientists and the journalists who write about science need to do a better job explaining to the public how science works.
One thing I have learned from my own research as a social psychologist is that fear is not always a good tool for changing attitudes. But fear is what we often use to get people to care about the environment.
Hippocrates is famously quoted as saying “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.” What does this actually mean in practice in our daily lives? Well, I think about this quote often when I am deciding what foods I should buy when shopping for my family and subsequently preparing healthy meals at home.
Research suggests that people are generally striving to live meaningful lives. However, it appears that this meaning motive may be more pressing when we feel like we are about to begin a new decade of life.
This post is for all those parents out there who want to provide healthy food options for your kids but are struggling to do so because you are busy or if your kids are like mine, they go through picky phases from time to time.
We hear a lot about how diet impacts physical health. I would like to propose that diet, and more generally how we think about and approach food, also impacts mental health and psychological well-being.
It was not meant to be. Everything happens for a reason. People make statements like these all the time. When life does not go our way or we cannot make sense of a particular event or outcome, believing in fate can provide comfort.