Detached from its original adaptive function, disgust can be experienced in response to one’s body fat and other bodily aspects. Facilitated by a prevailing objectification of female bodies in today’s society, the experience of disgust towards one’s own body may help to understand why body image disturbances are so persistent.
Compassion has previously been shown to trigger positive feelings and a desire to help others. But there may be more to it. Monday January 29th, dr. Wim Meerholz defended his dissertation in which he explains that compassion needs not have only positive effects.
Lea Benarey is a German second year psychology student at the RUG. Her main interests lie in the fields of developmental psychology and neuropsychology. She is fascinated about the way people with mental and physical problems experience everyday life. Currently, her main passion lies in the domain of deaf communication.
Do you think that taking your glass wine bottles to the recycling bin is an unpleasant hassle? Think again! This Thursday, September 29th, Leonie Venhoeven will defend her dissertation in which she demonstrates how pro-environmental behavior like recycling may actually make people feel good.
It seems so easy – we do it every day: thinking about our own thoughts and feelings. But is it as simple as it seems?