The Darkness Within: Individual Differences in Stress
Factors ranging from age and gender to life experiences and cultural background make us react to situations differently. But biological bases, such as the way genetics and neurochemicals affect our brains, are providing insight into addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, and stressful situations that we face every day.
One of a Kind: The Neurobiology of Individuality
What processes in the brain are responsible for individuality? Mounting imaging evidence suggests that brain circuits involved in our emotional responses are highly plastic and change with experience, affecting our temperament. Moreover, new research suggests that psychological interventions can further harness brain plasticity to promote positive behavioral changes that increase resilience and well-being.