Female professionals suffering domestic abuse feel socially and professionally isolated
Domestic abuse has been increasing—up 70% in Europe according to the WHO and 100% in parts of the US. It has been called the silent pandemic. A new study shows how the increase in domestic abuse is affecting one particular class of professionals: Female doctors.
Partners' company helps us stay connected during pandemic
The epidemic of loneliness and social separation preceded the COVID-19 pandemic. Does household size, video calls with friends and family, working outside the home or being in the company of one’s children or pets make a difference in our feelings of social connectedness?
The stark health and well-being impacts of 'cocooning' on older people
Humans are, perhaps, the most socially dependent species on earth, designed to be surrounded by a nexus of supportive relationships. Without regular and meaningful social contact our system begins the process of dying.
Common workplace interactions can trigger suicidal thoughts
Even perceived low-grade forms of workplace mistreatment, such as avoiding eye contact or excluding a coworker from conversation, can amplify suicidal thoughts in employees with mood disorders.
What makes a happy couple, a happy family, or a happy workplace?
Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of your romantic, familial and workplace relationships.
Forming beliefs in a world of filter bubbles
By talking to other people and observing their behavior, we can learn new things, acquire new skills, and adapt to changing conditions. But what if the information provided by the social environment is inconsistent or contradictory? The internet, in particular, has dramatically changed the structure and dynamics of social interactions.
Building your professional brand in a prestigious job
In most professions, the whole concept of a brand is undergoing change. In the future, for most professionals, “brand” is going to be more about relationship ability and what were dismissed as “soft skills” than about just knowledge and expertise.
Relationship value and economic value are evaluated by the same part of the brain
The research team investigated which part of the brain is responsible for judging the value of relationships with other people according to information indicating the other person’s commitment to the relationship.
Some friends make you feel more supported than others
It’s good to have friends and family to back you up when you need it—but your sense of being supported is even greater if they belong, in a sense, to the same tribe.
Romantic partners influence each other's goals
When one person within a couple avoids distress and conflicts, the other tries to do the same. And conversely, when one person seeks personal growth and meaningful experiences, the other wants to achieve them too.
Childhood maltreatment linked to higher risk of multiple health conditions in later life
There is a growing body of research looking at the impact of childhood adversity on future health and social outcomes. One of the most worrying things about the current pandemic is the alarming increase in the incidence of child abuse.
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