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Tag: psychology

Celebrating a Terrorist's Death – The Psychology & Biology of Revenge

Psychologists and biologists who study the phenomenon of revenge from an evolutionary point of view will acknowledge that the impulse for taking revenge is pervasive in human societies, but will also add that this impulse is constrained, and has its costs. It is natural to have feelings of revenge, but to act on those feelings may cost inclusion in the social group. But vengeance towards someone outside one’s group is another matter.

NASA Shrink Offers Insight on Plight of Trapped Miners

NASA adviser and UCSF psychiatrist Nick Kanas, writing in an op-ed in Monday’s NY Times, lists the crucial factors needed to maintain good mental health in isolated, confined spaces for prolonged periods of time, based upon space and extreme habitation psychological studies…factors which will become more crucial to the Chilean miners as time passes.