Category: Volume 3

Taking Flight

by Volume 3, Number 12 The title of this newsletter would suggest that I’m going to discuss something related to aircraft, or perhaps to birds. However, in spite of living and working in the “birthplace of aviation,” my topic is…

Social Support

by Volume 3, Number 6 Social support is an asset for one’s health. This conclusion is well established in the field of health psychology, although the more specific finding is that social support benefits people who are experiencing significant stress…

Automaticity

by Volume 3, Number 2 Most people operate motor vehicles rather effortlessly, but for a moment consider how very complex this task actually is. Driving involves simultaneously processing visual, auditory, and kinesthetic stimuli. Movements of one’s head, arms, hands, legs,…

Affective Forecasting

by Volume 3, Number 1 As people make decisions about their futures, a major consideration is how they imagine they will feel about whatever is decided. People typically want to have positive emotions about their decisions (satisfaction, happiness) and avoid…