Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here's what the research shows

Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.

Janet M. Gibson, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Grinnell College • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

brain emotion psychology wellbeing stress emotions positive-psychology laughter well-being humor mental-well-being human-brain emotional-well-being smiling social-bonds social-bonding

Facing the coronavirus crisis together could lead to positive psychological growth

'Post-traumatic growth' can make us stronger, more resilient and empathetic.

Lowri Dowthwaite, Lecturer in Psychological Interventions, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  growth  stress  positive-psychology  fight-or-flight