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The capacity to compartmentalize may be an overlooked important psychological construct with positive implications for subjective #wellbeing #ThursdayThoughts
It may be related to the capacity for #play, one of the most under-appreciated activities to enhance subjective #happiness & adaptation.
Some cutting-edge, relevant #empirical evidence: 👀 #Psych

“The study is the first to examine how distinct types of leisure are associated with oxytocin release, researchers said.”

baylor.edu/mediacommunica…
Results from the study: “[...]men wielding paintbrushes released twice as much or more [#oxytocin] as the level of women painters and couples playing game [...]”
Implication for men’s mental health: #paint #creativity #play #flow #sublimation #art
(#Games with rules are a type of play)
#Oxytocin has long been considered a potential holy grail to the treatment of #schizotypy or its related conception as a dx, #schizotypalPD. Theoretically, it is logical to expect and inverse association between #socialanhedonia & #oxytocin. Fortunately, investigators have been
Studying the effects of injections of #oxytocin into the blood stream of individuals whose primary symptoms include social #isolation, #withdrawal, & #detachment. IMO, results are mixed. That is all. Carry on.
*an inverse
#oxytocin - brought about by activity e.g., #Play - versus “artificially” via infusions may be a meaningful distinction. In any event, this “#love” hormone/chemical is theoretically important to conceptions of the #schizoid personality.
For more info, see psychologytoday.com/us/blog/person…
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