Just in time for summer: A new camper-counselor relationship questionnaire

Rubin, R. O., Johnson, S. K., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. (2022). Development and initial validation of a camper-counselor relationship scale. Applied Developmental Science. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research on summer camps has consistently found evidence that campers develop skills that positively contribute to their development (such as self-esteem, independence, teamwork, […]

New study highlights importance of close relationships

Posted by Fariss Samarrai-Virginia U. VIRGINIA (US) — We are hardwired to feel empathy because we closely associate people who are dear to us—friends, spouses, lovers—with our very selves, brain scans show. “With familiarity, other people become part of ourselves,” says James Coan, University of Virginia psychology professor who used functional magnetic resonance imaging brain […]