#科技头条2014214#【科学表明:我寂寞寂寞就好!】

#科技头条#【科学表明:我寂寞寂寞就好!】如果你在今天仍是形单影只,那恭喜你在自我激发的道路上又前进了一步!芝加哥大学研究者研究发现,孤独感能帮助人们触发行动的改变以及生存本能的发挥,而且孤独感可能是某些体育迷团体形成的原因。总之,相信我孤独不是可耻的。

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2557941/Why-feeling-lonely-Valentines-Day-GOOD-you.html

Why feeling lonely on Valentine's Day could be GOOD for you

  • Researchers say feelings of loneliness can help people
  • Believe it can trigger behavioural changes and a 'survival instinct'
  • Could also be the reason people support a sports team

By MARK PRIGG

As Valentine's Day approaches, many single people begin to feel a little sorry for themselves.

On a day dominated by couples, this can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, say researchers.

However, don't worry - they say it could actually be good for you.

Researchers say feeling lonely can actually bring out our survival instinct and make us change our behaviour

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Researchers say feeling lonely can actually bring out our survival instinct and make us change our behaviour

 

 

'On the scale of everyday life, it is understandable how something as personally aversive as loneliness could be regarded as a blight on human existence,' said John Cacioppoat and his fellow researchers at the University of Chicago write in the journal Cognition & Emotion.

'Research over the past decade suggests a very different view of loneliness than suggested by personal experience, one in which loneliness serves a variety of adaptive functions in specific habitats.

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'Although it may feel like loneliness has no redeeming features, it promotes behavior change to increase the likelihood of the survival of one’s genes.

'The pain of loneliness served to prompt us to renew the connections we needed to ensure survival and to promote social trust, cohesiveness, and collective action.'

However, there was also bad news - researchers found the ‘lonely’ are viewed more negatively in terms of their psychosocial functioning and attractiveness.

Researchers say that wanting to avoid feelings of loneliness could also be behind why we support sports teams

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Researchers say that wanting to avoid feelings of loneliness could also be behind why we support sports teams

 

 

'In a social environment non-lonely people form a negative impression towards lonely people, which then affects their behaviour and reinforces the lonely individual’s perceived isolated existence,' the researchers wrote.

'Furthermore, individuals rated opposite-gender partners who they expected to be lonely as less sociable, and behaved towards them in a less sociable manner than they did toward partners they expected not to be-lonely.'

The team even say loneliness could be behind many sports fans decision to get behind their team.

'The emergence of a collective connectedness factor underlying loneliness, therefore, suggests that we may have evolved the capacity for and motivation to form relationships not only with other individuals but also with groups (e.g., a Chicago Cubs or Boston Red Sox fan), with the consequence being the promotion of co-operation in adverse conditions (e.g., competition, hunting, warfare).

'The identification with and investments in the group, in turn, may increase the likelihood of the continuity of the group, its members, and their individual genetic legacy.'

 

 

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