People’s Sense Of Control Over Their Actions Is Reduced At A Fundamental Level When They’re Angry Or Afraid During major bouts of anger or fear, people can end up taking extreme and sometimes violent actions. But they often say that, … Continue reading Extreme emotions
Aha, Uh-oh and Doh: The Psychology of Insight Insight’ is sometimes used to mean something like ‘self-awareness’, including awareness of our thought processes, beliefs, desires, emotions, and so on, and how they might relate to truth or usefulness. Of course, … Continue reading What is insight?
When Cash Is Not the Best Thank You Assume you are going to a friend’s home for dinner. Having had no time to pick up a bottle of wine, instead you give your host $30. Nobel laureate Alvin Roth calls … Continue reading Repugnant transactions
Your Dog Feels as Guilty as She Looks Uniquely human emotions don’t exist. More and more, I believe that we share all emotions with other species in the same way that we share virtually every organ in our bodies with … Continue reading Are we animals?
These Are The Pre-match Emotional Control Strategies That Higher-ranked Table Tennis Players Use More Than Lower-ranked Players In contact sports like boxing and rugby you can use your pre-match nerves to fuel your determination, speed and aggression. In contrast, in … Continue reading Emotional regulation
There Are Some Intriguing Differences Between The USA And Japan In How Emotions Influence Health Feeling good in an emotional sense helps to foster better physical health – at least that’s what’s been found in studies in the West. But … Continue reading Emotions and health
The Art of Decision-Making In July of 1838, Charles Darwin was twenty-nine years old and single. Two years earlier, he had returned from his voyage aboard H.M.S. Beagle with the observations that would eventually form the basis of “On the … Continue reading Choose wisely