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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Dream Interpretation: What are the Meanings behind “love” Dreams?

I am wanting to know why we dream of crushes that we may have. I have asked people before about their opinions on these types of dreams. Some said that it’s a sign of a future or that it shows the ...
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What are Frameworks for emotions?

I have been fascinated by Pultchicks wheel of emotion and how it puts emotions into polar opposites and gives ways to combine emotions to derive others or break down a particular emotion to its ...
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Psychological explanation for the situations (in TV, movies, video games, etc.) in which a heated argument turns into a make out session

I have seen this kind of situation a lot on movies, video games, comics and other media. Basically Alice and Bob are having a very serious, heated and hostile argument, involving a lot of shouting and ...
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terminology for certain type of negative character trait

I'm trying to read up on a certain type of character trait. But I already fail to find the right terminology and thus literature about it. What do you call a person who always implies the negative in ...
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Why Do People Feel “Safe & Secure” with Their Emotional Distress? [closed]

I have noticed in some of my family members, who've been through struggles in life, to extremely "cling" into their sad emotions! They don't want let go of it. It almost feels like they feel ...
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Do stronger emotions take longer to process with dreams?

One theory of dreams is they help us process strong experiences. So I wondered whether one needs a longer sleep after some strong experiences partly to give the brain longer to complete the healing/...
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Why does sadness exist as a separate emotion?

I tried looking up an answer to this question, but all I got were links to depression hotlines. Gotta love Google :) Why is sadness as a separate emotion beneficial? Sadness seems mostly to be ...
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When a person is unable to recognize their own emotions, what is the name for it?

What is the name for inability to recognize one's own (not other's) emotions?
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Does everyone make big mistakes? [closed]

It is sometimes said that we all make big mistakes. Is this true? As a starting point, 'big mistake' could be defined as a mistake which we do unconsciously for months, and for which the implications ...
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Explanation for the “spinal energy” and other “Kundalini awakening” symptoms?

Lots of people have been sharing first-hand reports of their personal experience of the so-called "Kundalini awakening". The following are a few illustrative anecdotes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ...
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Is it possible to become less reliant on emotional reasoning?

This article in Psychology Today discusses problems associated with 'emotional reasoning'. The article also proposes the use of several psychological therapies intended to overcome and/or reduce the ...
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Can people fake mental illness to gain sympathy?

In the last decade, a lot of famous personalities and celebrities have opened up about suffering from mental disorders, largely depression. This has caused the younger generation to accept and seek ...
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Why do human beings double down on their perspective?

I am coming at this thinking about two different situations. Those in political parties digging in their heels and doubling down on their beliefs. Friends or relationship partners standing their ...
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Do bodily manifestations (e.g. jerking) and intense euphoric sensations (e.g. “heat”, “electricity”) always co-occur in spiritual experiences?

After analyzing multiple reports of spiritual experiences, I've identified two general categories: Bodily manifestations: shaking, jerking, trembling, contorting, etc. (see this related question for ...
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Nomenclature for mood, feelings and emotion in experimental-psychology

I'm studying music therapy and music-based interventions relating to Substance Use Disorder. Music therapy and music-based interventions are increasingly used for the treatment of substance use ...
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Neurological disorders affecting body language

Are there neurological disorders which do not affect the emotions per se but affect how they are expressed by the body? Say, normally positive emotions are associated with the tips of the lips facing ...
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Is pleasure synonymous to positive reinforcement?

I'm thinking about what pleasure is from the perspective of the integrated information theory of consciousness. As I understand it, according to the appraisal theory of emotions, the orientation on ...
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Why do some individuals enjoy watching scary videos?

Does watching scary videos affect mental health? Are some individuals more/less prone to feeling scared than others?
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Psychology Master (Conversion) distance learning

Ater getting my bachelors degree in communications and working for a few years i discovered Psychology as kind of my hobby and read alot of books and visited some courses. Now I want to get things a ...
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Is adrenaline rush the real cause behind feelings of “electricity”, “fire”, “heat” or “burning all over” reported in certain religious groups? [duplicate]

Doing my own independent research, I've noticed a clear pattern of religious people reporting feelings and sensations that they usually describe with expressions such as "waves of electricity&...
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transition in valence state

What are the semantics for transition from positive valence to negative valence in the emotion literature? If for instance, (++) valence would be referred to as happy and (--) valence state as sad ...
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How to teach yourself to keep secrets?

What is the psychology behind keeping secrets and not being able to keep secrets? Is it possible to prevent yourself telling secrets by imagining the dire consequences of telling secrets? Is it ...
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Emotional Calculator; How can I mathematically show a decrease in anxiety using an emotional equation?

Disclaimer- I had asked this question in the Math stack exchange, but was encouraged to ask it here. I'm working on creating an emotional calculator of sorts, for personal use, wherein, whenever I am ...
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What's the behaviour of downplaying the importance of something you wanted but didn't get called?

I've seen this phenomenon in various pieces of media, but recently observed it in real life and I'm wondering what it's called. Basically, when you want something but don't get it, you downplay the ...
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relationship between mood and working memory

What is the relationship between working memory and positive or negative mood as higher order affective states which can change vary slowly compared to moment-to-moment affective responses (both ...
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What is that “superior” feeling when you know someone else is being wrong?

I found myself of having a feeling of being strong or being superior when I see something like "Aristotle was wrong", even if I myself have nothing to do with the subject, let along being ...
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Current consensus on Catharsis theories of anger management?

Is there a current consensus on whether it is effective to act out one's anger in some harmless way to become less angry overall over time? Or is it considered more effective to find ways to either ...
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How can positive and negative mindsets influence interpersonal relationships with others?

I want to know how positive and negative mindset can influence interpersonal relationships with others. For example: if you have a negative mindset, would people not want to relate with you?
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Is there a name for this feeling?

With the intent of being seen as a big shot, a person induces unsuspecting observers to underestimate them by intentionally failing in trivial tasks but then successfully completing more complex tasks....
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How communal parenting, through the develpment in the prefrontal cortex, could lead to a better emotion regulation? [closed]

In this Michael Meaney interview, he let an open question at the end. He mentioned that communal parenting, could "in some ways buffer the child by having potentially more positive sources of ...
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Is there a scientific explanation for dramatic body shaking and trembling in religious settings? (see videos for illustrative examples)

Basically the title. I would like to know if there are scientific studies on the phenomenon of experiencing sudden body shaking and trembling in religious settings, usually in response to the command ...
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When does authentic pride become hubris pride?

There are two kinds of pride: hubris pride and authentic pride¹. "Authentic pride is tied to adaptive achievement and goal engagement, whereas hubristic pride is tied to extrinsic values of ...
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How can we measure the levels of Frustration? [closed]

Any technique or Matrix or Questionnaires, Qualitative or Quantitative Analysis
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Is it scientifically backed that sensory signals always go through limbic/emotional brain system?

From the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves: The daily challenge of dealing effectively with emotions is critical to the human condition because our brains are ...
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What is the context of nostalgia?

People often have old watches, old cars or some old articles which are not functional but they don't feel like throwing them away. So what purpose does such a feeling serve and how is it helpful or ...
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Progressing Emotional Regulation through the 4 stages of competence

As you activate the parasympathetic nervous system through meditation your overall emotional regulation drastically improves. But as you activate the PNS in this aspect are you accelerating your ...
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Calibrated levels of lower mind consciousness and it’s role on the physical experience of ego emotions

As you ascend through lower levels of consciousness your perception is dominated by the ego mind. Since you can experience different negative emotional states at the same point in the evolution of ...
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Is there an analog to the five factor model for emotion?

To the best of my understanding, the five factor model of personality comes from a factor analysis on a large list of adjectives that can be used to describe an individual's personality. It is ...
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Is it possible that listening same music with your partner can synchronize emotionally?

Music forces us to feel emotions. Some music calms us, some music give us energy. What emotions music makes us feel can be different in each person but generally gives same emotions to us. We have ...
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Is the symbolic meaning of dark/black and light/white innate in humans?

Dark/black and light/white have symbolic meanings(1, 2). Dark/black represents, among others: Grief, evil, mystery (often with hidden threats), lack of knowledge, etc. Light/white represtents, among ...
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Looking for a source for Valence/Arousal values Russell's advance circumplex model of emotion?

I've been looking for a chart/table of Valence and Arousal values from the advanced Russell's model such as the one referenced in this article https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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What keywords to learn more about sense pleasing?

The article What Makes Something Aesthetically Pleasing? | Simple Minded lists some way to pleasing your senses: Vision: balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion, pattern, unity and contrast. Along with ...
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Is sexual desire an emotion?

I see that in the Wikipedia page of emotion classification, sexual desire is only mentioned once (in Parrott's tree-structured list of emotion). It is absent from other kinds of classification. What ...
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Three basic emotions (colors analogy) [duplicate]

Every color seeable by human eye can be defined as a mixture of three basic colors - red, green and blue. Is it possible to analogically describe every emotion with three basic emotions? If yes, what ...
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Doubt on definition of emotion

I am currently reading Psychology and Life by Richard J. Gerig, where emotions are defined as A complex pattern of changes, including physiological arousal, feelings, cognitive processes, and ...
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What psychological methods exist for dealing with uncertainty?

Curious in finding out if there have been any psychological studies done on uncertainty & what the results of those studies have been. Have there been any frameworks or methodologies on combating ...
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How to not feel anything when people shout over me? [closed]

At work, sometimes, we get in touch with kind people. But often, we are with rude people, and here, we cannot control others, even if they shout... my question is ... how to not feel the shouting ? I ...
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Can someone be healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in an instant and without therapy due to a dramatic spiritual experience?

Can someone be healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in an instant due to a dramatic spiritual experience and without therapy? My question is motivated by multiple conversion ...
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What is the name of the condition of Humbert towards Lolita?

In the Lolita movie, when Humbert was 14 years old he had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl, but then she gets sick and dies, and this marks him for life, because we see that even at 50 he still ...
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Differences between mental health and emotion health

I have zero background in psychology and healthcare. Recently I started to read health topics online by googling. I supposed one's health can be broadly categorised into genetic, physical, mental, ...

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