To start this article, I want to begin with a simple premise: Physical pain and the pain from being rejected are the same. The human brain and the brain of other social animals reacts the same whether someone is … Continue reading Rejection is a pain – 10 ways to reduce it happening in intimate relationships.
happy individuals live an engaged life, meaning that they do not see themselves as passive bystanders, but as an active participant in the human experience. Continue reading 10 Qualities of a Happy Person
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Over the last 15 years, researchers have found that infants have a wonderfully complex and dynamic mental life. Continue reading The amazing mental life of babies
I have plenty of friends and family but I still feel so lonely. Continue reading Why am I so Lonely?
What does it mean to be an ‘American’ (aka United States Citizen)? I think everyone in the United States asks this question at least some time during their lifetime – I know I have. Continue reading America Needs A Superordinate Goal
By: Curtis Peterson © Recently I have been criticized for my views on loneliness, even though these views are deeply seated in current research on the topic of loneliness. I would like to respond to some of the criticisms I have received. For this blog, I want to take on one of the most salient criticisms I have received Criticism 1: Loneliness is not a product of an individual’s social world, but rather a disposition of a person and psychological disorders. This criticism mostly comes from individuals who work in the mental health field, and work with individuals who report being … Continue reading Responding to Criticism on my notion of loneliness