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The Emotion That Lasts 240 Times Longer Than Others

Which emotion takes an average of 4 days to pass, and why? Sadness is the longest lasting of the emotions, finds one of the first ever studies to look at why some emotions last much longer than others.When compared with being irritated, ashamed, surprised and even bored; it’s sadness which outlasts the others. The study, published in the journal Motivation and Emotion, found that sadness tended to be associated with events which had a major long-term impact on people’s lives, such as bereavement (Verduyn & Lavrijsen, 2014). ….[READ]