Category: Psyched for the Weekend
Due to the first instinct fallacy, we are far too reluctant to modify our initial impression — or change our first answer — than we should be.
Holding Someone’s Hand During Painful Emotional Processing Can Lessen Their Long-Term Emotional Pain
Participants who had their hands held while they processed painful memories had lessened pain versus those who didn’t.
Today’s study looks into something called “happiness essentialism.” Basically, if you have essential beliefs surrounding happiness, it means that you view happiness as genetically determined and therefore something fixed, predetermined, and relatively unchangeable.