If you believe that stress is not a negative experience, this reduces the physiological effects of stress. Does this sound familiar? Those of you who have learned about ‘hardiness’ know that control, commitment and challenge are means of reducing the experience of stress.
I have always wondered why people swear. The September issue of The Psychologist has provided some insights. It’s obviously about emotion but here’s some evidence to support this. Richard Stevens (the author of the article in The Psychologist) put participants in a painful situation – placing their hand in a bucket of ice cold water. He […]