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Teeth chattering and emotional elements

How common is it for people to chatter their teeth from emotional stressors? So teeth chattering is most likely from the cold, but what about stress, anxiety, or fear?
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How does logic affect emotions?

It is seen that logical reasoning of a human can be affected to a great extent by emotions. If you are feeling sad, you are more likely to reach a negative conclusion through logical reasoning than ...
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Does such a theory exist?

Is there any model that describes how people behave while taking compositions of emotions into account? Such as, how different the behavior of a person is when he is (10% angry + 50% sad + 40% some ...
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Scientific references and experimental protocols for identifying emotions in animals other than mammals?

QUESTION: Which experimental protocols can be used to study formally the presence or absence of emotions in non verbal beings, such as other animals than humans? Is there a survey about such results ...
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Why do we explore?

I'm keep trying to list some of strong motivations to explain our "inner curiosity". But, the subject and this question are very broad, therefore I will give you some context. So, why do we ...
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Why isn't horniness in the list of Ekman's six basic emotions?

Does the basic emotion research consider horniness an emotion, does it consider it to be an aspect of one of the other six basic emotions? Did Ekman and other researchers ignore it because it's harder ...
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What is Core Affect?

Can someone explain what is core affect however for a person without much understanding in psychology? I have a book which mentions that core affect generally can tell you for example if you are OK or ...
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Could a superintelligent spider be more human like than a normal spider? (or any other animal) [closed]

From a text (1) about AI and, in particular, ASI (Artificial Superintelligence) A guinea pig is a mammal and on some biological level, I feel a connection to it—but a spider is an insect, with an ...
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What is it called when manipulating the body, such as with a smile, triggers emotion?

Normally we smile as a consequence of being happy, but psychologists have, over the years investigated the idea that smiling itself can cause happiness. So, we have the concept of a physical act ...
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Emotional Intelligence and perceiving emotions

One of the components of Emotional Intelligence is to be able perceive emotions in oneself: "Salovey and Mayer's conception of EI strives to define EI within the confines of the standard criteria ...
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Which of the appraisal theory of emotions or the construction theory of emotions tends to be proved the most correct?

The accepted answer of this SE questions states that "The meta-analytic evidence seems to favor the [constructionist] view [over the basic emotion view], but there's still a buttload of work to ...
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What is the term for the inability to see past one's own current emotional state?

I'm looking for a specific latin or greek word that describes something like the inability to empathize with emotions that are not in line with one's current affective state. It could probably be ...
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Is it possible to not recognize an emotion as unpleasant when it is unpleasant?

This question is indirectly related to [another question in SE][1]: "Is "Emotional Pain Addiction" real?". Question: Is it possible to not recognize an emotion as unpleasant when ...
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How are related basic/constructionist theories of emotions and James-Lange-Theory/Cannon-Bard-Theory/... of emotions?

In this SE question about "What causes emotions?", there are two answers, one which discusses the distinction between basic emotion theorists (Ekman) and constructionists (Russell, Watson), ...
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Why an emotion is "often" accompanied by a bodily reaction?

Baumeister and Bushman (2007) have given this definition of emotion: a subjective state, often accompanied by a bodily reaction (e.g., increased heart rate) and an evaluative response, to some event ...
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How do psychopaths manage to fake and regulate emotions effectively?

Context It is well established in the literature on emotions and emotion regulation (Barańczuk, 2019) that effective methods to regulate emotions are antecedent-focused, that is, they are the emotion ...
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Is there such a thing as "emotional impedance"?

More specifically, what I would call emotional reactance. What this is would be the emotional equivalent of electrical reactance(which is the opposition to changes in voltage and current flow). So a ...
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Transplant patients experiencing changes in preferences to match their donors

Similar to Where exactly do Emotions and Feelings arise in the human body?, I have been hearing of a phenomenon where transplant patients have been experiencing changes in preferences to match their ...
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Where exactly do Emotions and Feelings arise in the human body?

Traditionally, the heart region was always associated with emotions and feelings in humans. But in one recent philosophy lecture I watched on Youtube, the orator said that the right brain is, in fact, ...
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Is appraisal theory of emotion beaten by the theory of constructed emotion?

I'm learning narrative comprehension and trying to integrate emotional theories with models for narrative comprehension. Appraisal theory looks like a good fit, but most of the recent studies about ...
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Is emotional detachment a maladaptive coping mechanism, an important skill for people thrust into extreme situations or both?

Reading the Wikipedia article about Emotional detachment raised my eyebrow. It says: Emotional detachment is a maladaptive coping mechanism, which allows a person to react calmly to highly emotional ...
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Confusing paragraph in a psychology book [closed]

I am currently working on translating a book called Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff. Yet, I faced a passage that I don't quite understand. Any help? BEFORE ...
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Have psychologists recognized how some people feel more embarrassment?

Is there a personality subtype where it’s really common to feel embarrassed about one's past self, like cringing about something you said, wrote, or did some time ago? It may change over time, but I ...
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Response bias in physical and sexual attraction/attractiveness surveys

There are a few potential sources of response bias in surveys intended to measure attractiveness levels of individuals, especially in the context of differences in personal qualities of judges. ...
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Term for someone that makes themselves sad to pass it onto others?

Is there a term for somebody that will purposely make themselves feel sad, and perhaps other negative feelings, with the intention of making another person feel them too? This would be a way of ...
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Term for how anxiety makes people think abnormally?

For a paper I'm writing, I want to make a point about how anxiety changes the way people think - i.e., the same person in the same situation might think differently depending on whether or not they ...
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"You wouldn't say bad about a team you belong, would you?" [closed]

Is the phrase "you wouldn't say bad about a team you belong, would you?" a form of manipulation? Does this type of manipulation have a specific name/term?
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How to care less about other people's income?

If we know that our colleagues earn more money, we feel worse (see also A study about preference for making relatively vs. absolute more money?). We would be unhappy to get a higher salary if other ...
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What is ‘emotional capture’ and how does it manifest?

A quick internet search seems to result in a number of research papers (and similar) that discuss specific studies/experiments regarding the phenomenon, but virtually nothing seems to focus on ...
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What are the real motives of people helping to each other?

I'm wondering sometimes why people want to help someone. What are the real motives of it? The Karpman drama triangle says that 3 types of people exist and one of these types is rescuer and as I ...
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Emotion regulation & physical vulnerability to emotions

Context My question concerns the relationship between the Process Model of Emotion Regulation (Gross 1998) and the management of physical vulnerability to emotions, in particular as described in the ...
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Is "Emotional Pain Addiction" real?

Question Is "Emotional Pain Addiction" a real phenomenon, a legitimate concept? Definition Emotional pain can become an addiction. A negative feeling, such as anger, worry, grief, fear, ...
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Is there a name for this emotion or emotion-related effect?

This is about a positive emotion or "wibe" (I call it here "an emotion-related effect") that a person may feel in their chest/heart in certain cases. This feeling can appear at any ...
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Do people typically go through 'stages' when experiencing remorse, similar to grief?

It's well known, at least in pop psychology, that grief comes in a number of stages. Whether that's accurate or not, I'm interested in finding out if there's a similar phenomenon with remorse?
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What can cause us to stop to enjoy music?

I have a growing impression, that people tend to enjoy music less as they grow older, as I look at other people, who used to love to listen to music, now listen to it much less or stops to listen at ...
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What makes it funny when someone is making an absurd lie?

As stated, why is it sometimes funny when someone is making an obvious lie, but they really want you to believe it? They are not saying it in a humors purpose, however, a lot of people find it very ...
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What is the current (2021) state-of-the-art theory of emotions?

Human emotions, from a scientific perspective, is still quite a blurry topic. There is no clear distinction between feelings, emotions, affects. Even in scientific context most of the time we are ...
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What is meant by "adaptive emotions" in this explanation of the TARGET model?

I was reading an article about TARGET, an approach to grounding emotional disregulation (e.g. from trauma). It introduces a mnemonic, FREEDOM, as follows: Focusing: Concentrating on a single idea ...
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Why do people express disgust when enjoying to certain music?

There's a word for this, stank face. Not sure what genres it is associated with, but I experience it mainly when I listen to and enjoy funk or rap. The "fatter" the beat and the groovier the ...
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Psychological analysis of diary data [closed]

I am using the app Daylio and I have already get 160 days and over 300 records. App itself has the ability to analyze data, very simple and weak. E.g, what activities take place together; how the mood ...
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Studies on how art affects people

Are there more specific studies on how and why art affects people? I think art is very subjective. I would like an answer that can encompass, if possible, both music, games and paintings when it comes ...
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Why does an infant experience shame as shyness when some unknown face looks at him/her?

In the book "Healing the shame that binds you" by John Bradshaw (link to Google Books sample pages - scroll to page 10), there is a section about healthy shame and it's described how healthy ...
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Is Mark Manson's meta-feeling table based on any theory?

Mark Manson from the article Fuck Your Feelings introduces this table of what he calls "meta-feelings": Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad (Self-Loathing)Excessive self-criticismAnxious/Neurotic ...
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Does nostalgia contribute to overrating past experiences?

We all have something in our lives that we are sentimental about, and even a glimpse of that object/idea can bring back happy memories. And nostalgia makes the remembrances of those experiences feel ...
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Is it generally accepted idea that a memory associated with strong olfactory stimuli will be kept longer?

Question: If you go to see flowers and don't smell them, is it likely that you will forget the event easier than when you do smell them? assuming all the other factors are constant. Here's the story. ...
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When delivering a bad news to someone, why shouldn't we show empathy at the beginning?

I've been preparing for a job as a customer service agent recently and there's a common topic called "delivering bad news". A bad news can be a delay in order or a delayed payment on the ...
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How are emotions and thoughts connected?

How are emotions and thoughts connected? _Are certain emotions triggering certain types of thoughts? _How is the link between emotions and thoughts materialized in the brain and the body?
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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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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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