Elaine Fox reveals the benefits of positive thinking – if grounded in realism – and why some of us may be genetically predisposed towards pessimism, but can overcome it. A review of Five Books on optimism in The Browser.
A team led by Professor Elaine Fox of the Department of Psychology tested 100 people and found that, by measuring their biases towards noticing negative rather than positive images, it was possible to predict future susceptibility to stress. A short piece on the study published in Biological Psychiatry.
National Institute for Health Research document with description of CBM study in anxiety disorders.
What causes mental illnesses such as anxiety disorder or depression? Are some people more likely to develop these conditions than others? What is the best way to treat them? These are just some of the challenging questions that Professor Elaine Fox is trying to answer. The long and the short of it: how gene length could influence our emotions.
Sense About Science’s Making Sense of Radiation guide, including ‘Electrosensitivity’ and EM Radiation article by Elaine Fox.
Anyone who is highly sensitive must often wonder: why am I the way I am? Is it nature, nurture, or both? Psychology Today Blog Sensitivity on a Spectrum.
The Serotonin Transporter Gene Alters Sensitivity to Attention Bias Modification: Evidence for a Plasticity Gene article in Biological Psychiatry.