Negative emotions

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Why Bad Moods Are Good For You: The Surprising Benefits Of Sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness [...]

Power of Negative Emotion: Psychologists Believe Bad Feelings Produce Success

Frayed emotions? A new book argues "distress tolerance" is what sets successful people apart. Photo: Canberra Times I live by a motto that what doesn't kill you hardens you, turning you brittle and bitter or breaks you open, softening you and creating resilience and strength. Interestingly, this idea of having emotional space to [...]

Heavy Metal Music has Negative Impacts on Youth

Dr McFerran said parents should be aware of their children’s music listening habits, pick up on early warning signs and take early action. “If parents are worried, they should ask their children questions like – how does that music make you feel? If children say the music reflects or mirrors the way they feel then [...]

The Two Signs You’re A Workaholic

Earlier this year, researchers tested 333 employees for a number of characteristics to see if any of them were higher among workaholics. The findings, published in the International Journal of Stress Management, discovered two in particular as being “significantly associated” with this addiction: achievement motivation and perfectionism. - James Adonis via The two signs you're a [...]

Fighting Parents Hurt Children’s Ability To Recognize And Regulate Emotions

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, which appear in the journal Development and Psychopathology, also suggest that household chaos and prolonged periods of poverty during [...]

Researchers probe the use of fear in marketing

It’s predominantly because people evolved to respond intuitively to all sorts of threats, rather than think about them too much. To think about them would require time and effort, so it was eminently more efficient to respond to the fear first and think about it later. Fear can have a powerful effect on our behaviour—motivating [...]

A color-coded map of the world’s most and least emotional countries

Since 2009, the Gallup polling firm has surveyed people in 150 countries and territories on, among other things, their daily emotional experience. Their survey asks five questions, meant to gauge whether the respondent felt significant positive or negative emotions the day prior to the survey. The more times that people answer "yes" to questions such [...]

3 Common Myths About Positive Psychology

In my work with schools, I’m finding more and more interest arising in the area of Positive Psychology and its offshoot Positive Education.   And as the interest around these grow, so do some of the more common misconceptions.   I’ve found some teachers to be a little cynical, and why wouldn’t we be? After [...]