Memory

Involuntary Memories in Everyday Life: Implications for Psychological Distress

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Adriana del Palacio-Gonzalez at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Aarhus University, Denmark. Have you ever caught yourself smiling when you were by yourself walking on the street or driving? It happens to me and many times it is because a funny memory comes to mind.… Continue reading Involuntary Memories in Everyday Life: Implications for Psychological Distress

Decision making

How Strangers Influence What We Eat

This is an invited research digest contributed by Chelsea D. Christie (MA) and Dr. Frances S. Chen at the Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia. How do you decide what to eat? Would you say that you make a calculated decision after considering nutritional value, taste, and cost? Or do you choose food that… Continue reading How Strangers Influence What We Eat

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Mediates the Physiological Markers of Stress

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Michaela C. Pascoe of Australian Catholic University. Meditation is a popular form of stress management, and some research shows that it can be helpful in decreasing how stressed we feel when faced with challenges. Many of these studies that have looked at physiological markers of stress… Continue reading Mindfulness Mediates the Physiological Markers of Stress