Be emotionally responsive Baylor University research professor Dr. Keith Sanford studied the perception of emotion in couple relationships, calling emotions perceived as asserting power “hard” and those perceived as expressing vulnerability “soft.” Sanford found that when one partner observed an increase in “hard” emotion from their partner, anxiety rose as a result of perceiving a threat to control, power, or status in the relationship; when one observed a decrease in “soft” emotion or an increase in what Sanford called “flat” emotion, anxiety rose as a result of perceiving emotional neglect. … [Read more...] about Four Relationship Remedies for Quarantined Couples
Although it’s now well known that Russia has devoted considerable resources to such information warfare and "weaponized identity politics,"2 it isn't clear whether that knowledge can immunize us against attempts to manipulate by astroturfing when we unknowingly encounter it in our online interactions. Perhaps we’re too incensed by arguments from the other side of the ideological divide to consider that we might actually be agreeing with or arguing against a Macedonian teenager working in a Russian troll farm. And fueled by that ire, we then assume the mantle of social media outrage, with posts and Tweets that risk making memes out of misinformation. … [Read more...] about Make America Open Again: Grassroots Protest or Astroturfing?