Category Archives: Emotions

The Saying ‘I Know How You Feel’ is Flawed, From a Psychologist’s Perspective

I feel angry

Is this girl angry or sad? It’s hard to tell.

Have you ever said to someone, “I know how you feel“? Well, I think most of us have at some point, but do we truly know how others feel, or is it just a saying that we use for better or worse? Continue reading

Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control

love

Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

What does it mean to fall in love? Continue reading

4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Improves Well-Being

mindfulness

Mindfulness training develops our ability to stay focused in the here and now.

This post describes four main components through which mindfulness meditation works. If you ever wondered why mindfulness is so effective in improving personal well-being, you might want to continue your reading. Continue reading

Study: Feel Bad to Feel Great (Relief Boosts Positive Emotions)

Relief is one of the most common emotions, and it is one of our few basic emotions. Most of our emotions have clear emotional valences. For example, happiness is considered to have a positive emotional valence; anger is considered to have a negative valence; and arousal is considered to have a neutral valence.

Continue reading

The Ripple Effect (Emotional Contagion in Groups)

domino effect

The ripple effect affects people like a domino effect.

The ripple effect is emotional contagion in groups, which is more precisely the transfer of moods among people in a group. This is an interesting phenomenon, and I am sure many of you are familiar with it.

Continue reading