Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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Sustaining our humanity and environment.
Douglas Vakoch Ph.D.
Talk with your children, care for yourself, don't scapegoat mental illness, and take some small, concrete action.
Researchers suggest cognitive biases affect assessments of the impact of greenhouse gases, but new study results may instead reflect limited scientific background of participants.
Start by doing what you dread.
Astronauts can face critical threats to their health and well-being as they attempt to survive and thrive on space missions.
Astronauts traveling to the Red Planet face unprecedented stresses. Researchers seeking solutions through spacecraft design will meet at MIT this week.
As astronauts adapt to space, their brains change in a process that mimics aging but happens much faster, new research shows. Findings may lead to new interventions on Earth.
Douglas Vakoch, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work ranges from inner space to outer space, and who has edited books including "Psychology of Space Exploration."