Partner Happiness

by Volume 13, Number 2 People who are happy and have a high degree of satisfaction with their lives are healthier, according to numerous research studies. It is also known that moods tend to be contagious in social interactions, and…

Brain Exercise

by Volume 13, Number 1 The ability to remember is one of the most critical functions of the brain. Memory is commonly taken for granted when one’s brain is working well, but memory impairment can cause profound disruptions in basic…

The IKEA Effect

by Volume 12, Number 12 The IKEA effect refers to the cognitive bias in which people place higher value on products that are self-assembled. IKEA is the name of a company founded in Sweden that emphasizes affordable home furnishing products,…

Re-silience

by Volume 12, Number 11 The Latin origin of the term “resilience” is “re-“ (back, again) and “salire” (to jump, leap). Hence, the term means to re-bound, or to jump again. With respect to health, and particularly to health behavior,…

Age and Mental Health

by Volume 12, Number 10 Stereotypes of aging are generally negative. Many adults lament getting older. A prevailing view of aging is one of general decline, including deterioration of physical and cognitive function. While vulnerability to many physical health problems…

Gut – Brain Axis

by Volume 12, Number 9 It is nothing new to assert that activity in the central nervous system can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Many persons anecdotally report that stress affects GI function, and there is scientific evidence corroborating this…