The holidays are billed as a time of joy, but they can also be a time of increased stress for many people. We asked psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett about that stress and what we can do to minimize the feelings that result.
Cultivating a sense of gratitude has been found to alleviate stress, says psychology professor David DeSteno. It could also save you some hard-earned money as you shop for last-minute gifts.
Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring comfort to the survivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, who specializes in the psychology of emotion, explains how dogs help bring our nervous systems back into balance and, at least temporarily, make us feel safe.
Assistant teaching professor Kristen Lee Costa offers advice to help college students navigate the every-day stress of college life by avoiding a handful of common pitfalls.
Is reducing stress on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2014? If so, take a look at what Northeastern psychologist Chieh Li has to say on the subject. It may not be what you’re expecting.