The psychological concept that can help you manage your emotions
What if you were approached outside an insurance office by a cognitive scientist offering you $5 to answer this question: “Can a beetle feel love?”
Your answer may depend on a constellation of influences.
You may think of the last time you squashed a beetle and felt bad about it. Or maybe, you think of the invasive beetle that’s infested your backyard. It may be a gut reaction: Of course beetles feel love. Of course they don’t.
Kara Weisman is part of a research team who asked people…