How Poverty Changes the Brain You saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in … Continue reading The limbic system’s fears
’Power Posing’ Co-author: ‘I Do Not Believe That ‘Power Pose’ Effects Are Real’ It would be hard to come up with a recent psychological idea that has stormed the mainstream more quickly and effectively than “power posing” — the idea … Continue reading Do power poses work?
When Work Can Be Damaging To Your Health The incessant search for results, the tension over deadlines and the stress caused by hours spent in traffic on the way to and the way back from work are part of the … Continue reading The pressures of the workplace
The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings New Yorkers have long bemoaned their city being overrun by bland office towers and chain stores: Soon, it seems, every corner will either be a bank, a Walgreens, or a Starbucks. And there is … Continue reading Is boredom stressing?
Anxiety: the office fear factor First his fingers, forearms and toes tingled; then he was gripped by a mental paralysis. “I couldn’t think about how to make a decision,” says the banking executive in his mid-forties. “I completely froze. I … Continue reading Work-induced anxiety
Wealth therapy tackles woes of the rich: ‘It’s really isolating to have lots of money’ It’s a rainy Wednesday morning and Clay Cockrell is sitting in his office at Columbus Circle across the street from 1 Central Park West, which … Continue reading Is it stressful to be rich?
Streets with no game In the 2007, the Whole Foods supermarket chain built one of their largest stores on New York City’s storied Lower East Side, occupying an entire block of East Houston Street from the Bowery to Chrystie Street. … Continue reading The dangerous relation between public health and urban design