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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What causes hormonal reactions in new fathers?

(This isn't a request for personal advice; I'm simply offering a personal experience as an example.) The recent baby food shortage in the US reminded me of an incident over 30 years ago when I was a ...
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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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The divisions of empathy

I am left more confused than I previously was after reading about empathy. My understanding now is that empathy can be divided into three main categories: Affective This is the transfer of emotions ...
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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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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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Disorders altering body language?

Are there neurological or psychological disorders that do not affect emotions per se, but affect how they are expressed physically by the body? For example, normally positive emotions are associated ...
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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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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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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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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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