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Latest Elizabeth Phelps Stories

2013-10-17 17:18:50

When financial gain depends on cooperation, we might expect that people would put aside their differences and focus on the bottom line.

Controlling Your Emotions May Be Difficult Even Under Mild Stress
2013-08-27 08:45:25

A team of neuroscientists from New York University has found even mild stress can foil therapeutic measures to control emotions. The findings point to the limits of clinical techniques, while at the same time illuminating the barriers that must be overcome in addressing afflictions such as fear or anxiety.

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2009-12-10 08:10:00

Recalling emotional memory opens window of opportunity to rewrite it.

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2006-12-19 08:49:31

The closer New Yorkers were to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the more vivid their memories are of the disaster that brought down the buildings.

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2005-07-29 11:06:39

Overcoming fear of members of another race may not be as easy as some might hope, a new study suggests.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.