Questions tagged [emotion]

For questions regarding the concepts (e.g., happy, sad, angry) that we use to describe the changes in cognition, behavior, and experience that occur in response to physiological and environmental stimuli.

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Is there a mathematical model for the “strength of your emotional reaction” to the effect of SMBC Comics's formula?

SMBC Comics (Emotion) presented the formula $$ \text{strength of your emotional reaction} = \frac{\text{emotional power of an event}}{\text{your distance from the event}}. $$ It feels intuitively ...
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Why i feel too attached when falling in love? [closed]

I feel too attached to the girl I love, and can't be away from her, how to stop being too attached to her?
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Formalizing emotion [duplicate]

Do there exist systems of formalizing emotion and their patterns? In other words, something that, for example, decomposed all emotions into combinations of a few fundamental ones or theories that ...
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Ralph's psychology disorder in movie “Ralph breaks the internet”

Ralph's friendship with Vanellope in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' is my question topic. He loves her so much that when she says she doesn't love him anymore, he goes crazy. What kind of psychology disorder ...
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Reducing smoking and mental health benefits

Recently I noticed improved mental health (better mood, better cognition? more energy) after reducing smoking.Is it backed up by research? I know stopping smoking is, but reducing? http://www....
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Does cognitive psychology explain why people use piercing/tattoos (personally but not religiously)?

I have often tried to find cognitive arguments for using piercing and/or tattoos specifically (that some religions forbade for some reasons) but never have I found such arguments: I can recognize ...
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Emotions VS Maslow pyramid

Where are the emotions in the Maslow pyramid? When we go from inside of basic emotions outside like this: in which direction at the Maslow pyramid we would move? Update: Based on @ArnonWeinberg ...
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Are there psychological traits that predict that a person will be good at acting?

I'd like to know if there are psychological traits that predict that a person will be good at acting. And, if psychology can say something about this , which aspects of acting can mostly be taught and ...
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Is there a relation between the nature of a leisure activity and the time required to feel satiated with it?

Is there a relation between the nature of a leisure activity and the time required to feel satiated? When you're doing some leisure activity, there is a point you feel you have had enough of it for ...
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Number of core feelings?

In Emotional Intelligence 2.0 it is stated: We have so many words to describe the feelings that surface in life, yet all emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, ...
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Is the length and intensity of feelings and emotions limited?

So, I know hormones in the brain being released are more or less responsible for the emotions we feel. From a physical point of view, the amount of hormones available and the production rate of the ...
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What studies have been done in the areas of emotional hypersensitivity and over-offendedness?

It seems that emotional hypersensitivity and over-offendedness is on the rise. I've been trying to read up on it but it's hard to find scientifically backed material. The website "Exploring your mind"...
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Similiarity in psychological reactions among humans [closed]

Is it true that humans largely have the same psychological reactions when put in the same situations? Do reactions differ in relation to genetic differences, and if so how much? What sort of research ...
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is there any psychological condition that fits what I describe?

I was observing some condition. most people (that I observed), if they do something (mentally) to someone, they will tend to have the same feeling like 'the someone' is doing the same to them. ...
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How is the term “affect” different from “emotion”?

I have encountered a vast variety of definitions for affect, each of which contrasts it with the term "emotion" in a whole different way. Here are a few: Affect denotes the visible/objective ...
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Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from? [duplicate]

I am an Indian who believed in God and followed Hinduism. Later, I went to college and became enlightened and ruled out the idea of third party creation or the existence of a creator. That said, ...
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What are the reasons behind monogamy in humans?

What makes human being in anger or in mental pain once his/her partner leaves? If you think logically we can replace our partner with a new one or if alone also doesn't make any difference. From ...
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Is there a mental health disorder related to a harmful lack of anxiety and stress?

Ataraxia is the freedom from distress or worry in ancient Greek philosophy. However, emotions play a vital role in motivation and decision making. Many disorders relate to having excessive emotional ...
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Can new emotions be created or discovered?

Related: Are there emotions that only some people can feel? Is there any known observed or theoretical process by which new emotions could be observed or discovered? Although one may argue over the ...
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Papers/Resources on the source/process of shame and empathy

I am an economist, and almost all work on shame (very little work has been done on empathy in economics, we typically just jump to some form of altruism) has simply been on observed outcomes. That ...
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Do plants feel emotional pain as humans and animals do?

I have a question in mind regarding about plants. I remember there is an experiment where plants raised in good environment with compliments tends to flourish and grows bigger compare to the plants ...
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how do Transcendental Meditation and mindfulness differ in terms of dealing with individual's anxiety?

I want to know how these two forms of approaches differ in terms of guiding a person's anxiety and helping them heal. there has been no research done using these two forms of meditation together on ...
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Is a concept of good and bad innate or learned?

Some people would say that without religion, there would be no moral code to tell us what is good and bad. Some Darwinist's like Dawkins say that acts like sharing and feelings like guilt are innate ...
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Why do very different people attract each other?

I have noticed than many couples are very different from each other but yet they fell in love in spite their differences. I was wondering about the psychology behind this. Why would someone want to ...
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Is a deeper capability of feeling emotions linked to a higher intellectual intelligence?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski, in his Positive disintegration theory talks about overexcitability as the most evident aspect of developmental potential. He distinguishes five types of overexcitabilties: ...
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Easy-to-use simulations of human behavior

I'm interested in simulations of human behavior. Nicky Case has done some really good ones: https://ncase.me/trust/ - A simulation of repeated prisoner's dilemma under different scenarios, showing ...
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In Bowen theory, what is the different between Emotion and Feeling

I'm reading Family Evaluation and Bowen/Kerr keep referring to Emotion and Feeling. Those seem like the same thing to me, so I'm wondering what the difference is between them. Example: "Objectivity ...
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Can frissons provide an accurate metric to gauge emotional intelligence?

This relates to my other post Frissons on demand. As is stated in the abstract of the cited source below (which discusses voluntarily controlled piloerection), the ability correlates with personality ...
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What do you call this fear response?

In this video the baby impala does not seem to be exhibiting the classic fear responses of Fight, Flight or Freeze. Which fear response is this? https://youtu.be/qWXBNFLUD3A
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How long does it takes for the feeling of vengeance to fade away by time?

Psychologically, how long does it take for a person to forget the feeling of vengeance over other person or community? For example, imagine this scenario: There was a city which was sacked by army ...
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Why does campfire lighting look creepy?

Various photography lighting guides state that when light is positioned above a face it looks natural, but when positioned below a person it looks unnatural or even "creepy". This is sometimes used ...
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I have developed a self-regulation system that allows change at the physiological level. Does it have any merit?

Please note: I do not hold a degree. This system is based on experience and self-testing. I developed a self-regulation system that allows for the manipulation of sensations where they occur in the ...
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Definition of dominance (self-assessment manikin)

I'm using the self-assessment manikin to measure valence, arousal and dominance. Valence and arousal is clear to all participants but with the concept of dominance a lot of participants are struggling....
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Examples for valence, arousal and dominance (Self Assessment Manikin)

I'm using the Self-Assessment Manikin to measure valence, arousal and dominance of participants. I would like to give some examples at the beginning of the study to participants so that they get a ...
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Recognizing facial expressions

I seem to recall reading an article some number of years ago on a study or set of studies that examined the impact that a story has on the interpretation of facial expressions. Something along the ...
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Is there evidence for anger being a “secondary emotion”?

Some sources claim anger is in fact a "secondary emotion" that hides other emotions behind it. Is this anecdotal / up to interpretation, or is there a strong body of evidence to support this claim?
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Can drugs support emotional developement in personality disorders?

Some personality disorders are associated with a degree of emotional blindness or coldness with narcissistic PD being such an example. I wonder whether there are drugs that - in addition to ...
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Lovheim cube research

Is there any psychology research into the validity of the Lovheim cube of emotion? Aside from the original paper (Lovheim, 2012) and papers from computer sciences (the cube is being used for ...
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Talking about emotional experience

In a book 59 seconds (section "Creating the perfect diary"), Richard Wiseman cited Zech & Rimé (2005) - I had impression that he suggests that according to that study talking about traumatic ...
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Can you really have “excessive empathy”?

This question arose out of the question Excessive empathy, social cues and adaptive behavior evaluation whereby excessive empathy was considered to impair interpersonal relationships. My question is ...
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Excessive empathy, social cues and adaptive behavior evaluation

An article by Gunnar Bartsch of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, JMU started me on this line of inquiry. The original source is no longer available but has been reproduced at ScienceDaily (...
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Is there research on the effects of praise on the person giving the praise

I've seen a lot of research on the effects of praise on the person receiving the praise. I have not seen anything on the effects of praise on the person providing the praise. Does such research ...
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Can listening to sad songs lead to depression?

When we listen to a sad song, we may experience sadness ourselves. Can this sadness lead to depression?
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What makes words (entities) positive or negative?

I am conducting a lexicon study asking people to classify words as being positive, negative, or neutral. It seems to be a very natural ability for us to perform such classifications. The next step is ...
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Linguistic & cross-cultural perceptions of typography

I have moved this question over from ux.stackexchange in the hope that it is a better fit for this forum and will get a few answers There is a great deal of information that one can find on the web ...
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Why fear is the opposite of desire and not disgust?

Wikipedia page on desire has the following passage: A 2008 study by the University of Michigan indicated that, while humans experience desire and fear as psychological opposites, they share the ...
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What is the basis of the belief that modern psychology demonstrates that words themselves can be hurtful and verbal aggression should be wed out?

I'm sorry for the length of this question, but to ask it I'll need to refer to two concepts. Firstly, we see the escalating trend to weed out any and all examples of even very minor negativity or ...
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Nature vs. nurture in irritability?

For example, personally I'm quite irritable. It's not hard to irritate me and I swear either through an inner voice or whisper very often, but not out-loud. That does not happen very often. This is ...
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Does the subconscious mind communicate its analysis through emotions?

I'm reading this article by Marianne Cantwell, in the middle of the article, she quotes Jonah Lehrer's book How We Decide: “When a person is drawn to a specific item on the menu or a particular ...
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Emotional energy exchange between bodies?

I'm not sure on which platform to ask this question: Is it possible to exchange emotional energy between two bodies via acts of goodwill? Two examples of acts of goodwill are: Help someone with their ...