Pschology

Psychological Benefits of Pet Ownership

For years, pet lovers have been advocates for the positive mental and physical health benefits of owning a pet. And the scientific research into pet ownership appears to confirm what pet lovers have long known: Owning a pet can increase physical activity, provide companionship, and—in some cases—mitigate the symptoms of depression, especially in older adults. […]

Emotional Intelligence: Key to Success

For decades, standard conceptions of “intelligence” have been called into question by psychologists and academic researchers alike. It wasn’t until recently—in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—that broader, more encompassing conceptions of intelligence have emerged. Since then, discussing intelligence in general appears like a fool’s errand because the term can now include emotional intelligence, social intelligence […]