Psychology | Personality

The Flip Side of Toxic Positivity: Emotional Perfectionism

Emotional perfectionism is related to toxic positivity. But instead of urging others to look on the bright side, emotional perfectionists expect themselves to be unfailingly upbeat.

Music | Music

Why Certain Types of Music Make Our Brains Sing, and Others Don’t

Music can induce a range of emotions and help us to better understand different cultures. But what is it that makes us tune in to some songs more than others? Researchers say when we listen to a song, our brains predict what happens next, and that predict

Science & Technology | Science

Sleep Helps The Brain Process Emotions, And a New Study in Mice Reveals How

A new study has revealed an important way in which sleep helps the brain process emotions for the next day, and while the findings were discovered in mice, they could also help us solve some of the mysteries of human sleep.  

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The Power of Having the Freedom to Choose How You React 

When you take responsibility for how you allow yourself to be treated, you will find that you have the power to choose differently.

Psychology | Psychology

You Were Doing Fine Until . . . What To Do When Something Unexpected Takes You Down | Workplace Coach Blog

Personal coaching: what to do when something unexpected takes you down

Psychology | Personality

‘They could be the visionaries of our world’: do ‘overemotional’ people hold the key to happiness? | Health &

One in five of us struggle to cope with everyday smells, sounds and images. Rather than a weakness, this extreme sensitivity could be a strength in everything from the pandemic to the climate crisis

Psychology | Psychology

Emotional Hijacking - Workplace Coach Blog

Conflict tools: emotional hijacking; here's what happens & what to do

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster Some People & Situations Inspire - Workplace Coach Blog

conflict management strategies that work to handle the emotional roller coaster

Psychology | Psychology

We Find Some Word Sounds More Emotionally Arousing Than Others – Research Digest

By Emma Young. Finding helps explain the bouba-kiki effect — and may even have implications for the evolution of language.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Does Hostility Predispose You to a Second Heart Attack? | Health News | US News

US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.

Psychology | Psychology

Colors Evoke Similar Feelings Around the World - Neuroscience News

Color emotion may be a universal phenomenon, a new study reveals. People from different parts of the world often associate the same color with the same emotions.

Psychology | Psychology

Bitten by Jealousy: Own It Before It Owns You - Workplace Coach Blog

You appreciate Josh. Or, at least you did until last week. It still stings that he upstaged you when you …

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Why Are Memories Attached to Emotions So Strong? | Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Multiple neurons in the brain must fire in synchrony to create persistent memories tied to intense emotions, new research from Columbia neuroscientists has found.

Psychology | Personality

Are You as in Control of Your Emotions as You Think? | Psychology Today

During times of uncertainty, it’s natural for your mood to be influenced by outside factors. A new study on emotion contagion shows how this process works in a digital world.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Emotional Fulfillment and Contact Key in Stable Romantic Partnerships

By Matthew Warren. Learning that others can meet our needs makes people realise ending relationship is a viable option.

Health & Fitness | Health News

3 Unexpected Stress Triggers That Can Damage Your Bones

Stress is not only unpleasant; it can damage your bones by keeping cortisol levels elevated. So naturally, it makes sense to avoid it. Sometimes, that means “exposing” sources of stress

Psychology | Personality

When we are Angry Or Afraid we can be Less in Control of Our Actions

By Matthew Warren. First study of its kind raises questions about the accountability of people going through extreme emotions.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Affects Not Just Your Health, But Your Attitude and Mood

Insufficient sleep clouds your perspective and challenges your ability to regulate your emotions. Here's what to do about it.

Psychology | Personality

When Do You Know You Are Emotionally Mature? 26 Suggestions - The Book of LifeThe Book of Life

When Do You Know You Are Emotionally Mature? 26 Suggestions - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms - The New York Times

A D.I.Y. snow globe full of glitter is an apt metaphor for the emotional chaos of the adolescent brain.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Facebook Is Full of Emotional-Support Groups - The Atlantic

People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?

Psychology | Personality

Surprising Facts About Body Language and Your Emotions | Psychology Today

You are undoubtedly aware that your face communicates your emotional state, but new research shows the surprising ways that your entire body language contributes to the process.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

How Can I Be Me While You’re Being You? | Psychology Today

Just about all lovers go through a stage of high emotional reactivity that threatens to destroy their relationship.

Psychology | Personality

What Is Anxiety Contagion?

Research shows that the human brain can pick up on and experience stress felt by our partners and friends.

Psychology | Personality

Why You Need to Be Good at Reading Your Emotions | Psychology Today

Being able to read other people’s emotions is important for your relationships, but according to new research, it’s just as important to read your own with clarity.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall | The Ne

Jia Tolentino writes that editing a song to sound like it’s coming from a specific space—such as “Africa,” by Toto, as if it were playing in a mall—fights against the digital isolation of our times.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Want to feel relaxed over the holidays? Maybe choose red wine over shots.

Drinkers associate beer, liquor, and red and white wine with different emotional responses, says a new study.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Humans Have 27 Distinct Emotional States, Study Finds

A new study examining the various ways that we express ourselves determined that humans display 27 distinct emotional states.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness

New research shows that allowing yourself to feel a wide range of feelings from across the emotional spectrum may be good for your health.

News | Animal Links

Your Dog Can ‘Catch’ Your Feelings

A new study looks at emotional contagion between dogs and humans.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Happiness: 10 Fascinating New Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know - PsyBlog

Where we feel happiness in the body, how it affects our genetic code, why it changes with age, unexpected pleasures and much more... Here are 10 of my favourite recent psychology studies about happiness.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Can You Be Mindful and Still Feel Angry?

Mindfulness will not turn you into a feel-good Zen zombie. It does not stop you from feeling negative emotions; it just helps free you from being controlled by those emotions.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Dealing with Big Feelings - Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate

None of us were born knowing how to control big emotions. For children, learning how to self-regulate will take time, but there are ways to help this along.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Secret To Emotional Control Most People Don't Know

Better emotional control is linked to lower levels of depression and anxiety.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Heart Attacks Are Linked to Patients’ Activity Level, Emotional State

A study found a strong link between a heart attack and patients’ activity level, emotional state in the hour before the event.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?

Psychology | Relationships

The Family Relationship That Could Be Most Responsible For Your Emotional Life

The ‘corticolimbic system’ plays an important role in mood disorders, such as depression.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Remarkable Power of Play - Why Play is so Important for Children

Why play is so important for children. For their growing minds, their social and emotional skills - it's vital.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Emotional Exhaustion: Is Empathy a Choice?

Life offers endless opportunities to test your empathy—the ability to feel for and with others—sometimes to its breaking point.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Anxiety - Research Sheds Light on Why the Worry

People with anxiety have an extraordinary ability to anticipate potential problems. This makes them great to be with – they are the ones with the plan B, the plan C, the spare batteries, the phone charger and the escape route. Being able to anticipate

News | Interesting Links

Horses can recognise human emotion, new study shows

Psychologists have shown for the first time that horses are able to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions

News | News Items

5 Important Influences Of Emotional Mimicry

Emotional communication in relationships

News | News Items

The brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions, study reports

A simple, computer-training task can change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions, according to a recent study published in NeuroImage by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color - YouTube

Like music in an elevator or a doctor's waiting room, color has the power to influence how we feel without our even noticing. Film directors have exploited o...

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

3 Simple Ways to Control Your Emotions in the Moment

Have you lost control of your emotions? What do you do right now, in the moment, to get yourself back on track? Here are three easy things you can start doing right away.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How Highly Sensitive People Interact With The World Differently

Highly sensitive people have been labeled a lot of ways in the past, like fragile, over-emotional and intense. But there's more to a highly sensitive person than just excess crying and a whole ton of

Psychology | Relationships

How Threat Emotions Cause Us To Misread Our Partner

Whenever we’re anxious or angry, we’re prone to misread our partner. By learning to recognize how emotions shape perceptions, we can restore close connections.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Review: Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Finds the Joy in Sadness, and Vice Versa

Pete Docter’s new animated film, with the voices of television comedians like Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader, brings to life an 11-year-old’s interior drama.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain

Health & Fitness | Health News

Happiness: 10 Fascinating New Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know

Where we feel happiness in the body, how it affects our genetic code, why it changes with age, unexpected pleasures and much more…

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

How to Successfully Handle Aggressive and Controlling People

Most of us come across aggressive, intimidating, or controlling personalities at some points in our lives. These individuals may exist in our personal sphere or professional environment. Here are seven important keys to dealing with them...

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

It's Time to Listen: Launching an Emotion Revolution in Our Nation's High Schools - Independent Ideas Blog

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Research Indicates That Dogs Can Feel Love

Scientists discover that dogs, much like humans, experience feelings of love and affection.