‘Sticks and stones . . .’ but words can indeed hurt you
- April 30, 2019
- Leo Chavez, anthropology, via Science Blog, April 30, 2019
Words can hurt or help a person’s psychological well-being, according to a new study
from the University of California, Irvine. Researchers found that the effects of negative
and positive political rhetoric about immigration… elicited a range of corresponding
emotions associated with lower or higher levels of stress and overall health in Mexican
Americans. “Negative political rhetoric adversely affected the mental health and physical
well-being of the targets, causing feelings of hurt, anger and distress,” said Leo
Chavez, UCI professor of anthropology and lead author of the study, published in Social
Science & Medicine.
For the full story, please visit https://scienceblog.com/507582/sticks-and-stones-but-words-can-indeed-hurt-you/.