We don’t want to lose the habit of venturing into unfamiliar places: we want to learn new things
VLAON, Australia—For many Australians, it’s becoming impossible to avoid venturing outside the comfort of their homes.
And, according to new research, that means staying away from your home in a way that you don’t even realise.
“We’re getting used to the idea that if we don’t go out we’re going to feel isolated, and it’s just not true,” says psychologist Michael van der Werf, who conducted the study.
The findings, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, also suggest that our tendency to vent out could be keeping us from taking advantage of our natural abilities.
In the research, participants were asked to spend about six minutes walking around an unfamiliar environment and to describe how they felt, before the experiment ended.
The researchers were surprised to find that those who had spent six minutes on the streets of Melbourne, for instance, did not have a similar effect on their mental health.
In fact, those who spent less than six minutes outdoors showed a similar increase in stress, which was linked to feelings of isolation.
The results of the study are similar to what psychologists have found before.
Researchers have shown that those with anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, tend to experience less stress when they’re out of their comfort zone.
That’s partly because of the anxiety they experience, but also because of their reduced ability to regulate their emotions.
When it comes to venturing, van der Wolff says, we are all different and we all need to be able to take advantage of the unique characteristics of each of us.
He also said it could help us better understand why some people vent out more than others. “
That’s what’s going to help you get better and better and be able learn and be more productive.”
He also said it could help us better understand why some people vent out more than others.
The study, which is the first to explore this question, found that those whose levels of social support were lower were more likely to vent their anxiety out when they were exposed to unfamiliar environments.
Those who were more anxious or stressed had a higher chance of venting out.
The more anxious and stressed the person was, the greater the likelihood of ventting.
The finding is interesting because it suggests that people are more likely than others to vent when their levels of support are low.
This suggests that the venting we see when we are stressed or anxious is more likely due to the stress or anxiety that is affecting us than the actual nature of the situation.
“It’s interesting to note that the people who are experiencing anxiety are the ones who are the most anxious or who are feeling more stressed and who are more susceptible to venting,” says van der Wermf.
“When they’re venting they’re more likely [to vent] because they’re feeling less support, or they’re experiencing less support from others, or because they feel they’re less able to control their emotions.”
The research also found that the more anxious people were, the more likely they were to vent, but that was not related to the nature of their situation.
People who were less anxious were more prone to vent.
“They are not venting because they are more anxious, they’re doing it because they have less support and less resources available to them,” says Van der Werff.
The research, which involved researchers from the University of Sydney and The University of Queensland, found a strong link between those who are anxious and those who experience anxiety disorders.
It’s not surprising to learn that people with anxiety problems have higher levels of stress.
“I think it’s really important to be aware of this link between anxiety and venting, because anxiety is a real consequence of not having support from a partner,” says Dr Jennifer Masek, a social psychologist at the University.
“The other factor that we could point to is social isolation.
We are very socially isolated in the modern world, so we tend to vent.”
The study has been published in Psychological Science.
You can read the paper here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/when-do-we-go-out-and-learn-new-things/1148/the-why-of-venturing-ourselves-and/ The study is also available on Facebook here: https://www