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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Resources/studies on physically describing emotion?

I am wondering if there is an effort to described certain basic and perhaps more complicated emotions through the processes that occur in the brain. For example, when people get angry, certain ...
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What qualitative studies are there into mindfulness? [closed]

What qualitative studies, e.g. open ended interviews, are there into mindfulness therapy? I've been skeptical about its use, wondered if it was kinda faddy. But it occurs to me that a lot of despair ...
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Denial against truth [duplicate]

I do not wish to be controversial but this is the only place I feel I can ask the question. This question was asked on the history site but I am now trying to understand the psychological cause and ...
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Bereavement Grief and Loss [closed]

Nice and quick and simple, there are a few ideas on how people go through the process of bereavement, grief and loss, such as Kübler-Ross' five stage model of grief so I am wondering what makes them ...
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What is the term for two mutually exclusive, contrasting emotions

I am a psychology student and I vaguely recall a term being used to describe two emotions that cannot be expressed simultaneously. The example was fear and relaxation in terms of Systematic ...
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What is inter-rater agreement for Laban Movement Analysis?

Annotation of datasets, such as those used in action [1] and emotion recognition [2], using Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is usually done by Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA). How much consensus ...
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People with dead nerves cell, can they feel pain/emotions?

Exactly what the title said, can they feel love/sad/hurt/disgust/fear/etc, emotions, after their neurons are dead? Also are there specific nerves for each emotion that transmits emotion? So let's say ...
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Measuring emotion [closed]

I'm doing a quasi-experiment for an assignment, and the dependent variable is emotional response. FMRI is not a feasible option, so is there another good and reliable way to measure emotion without ...
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Are psychologists more immune to psychological problems?

Does knowledge of a psychological problem prevent (or enable one to better defend) the development of psychological issues? For example, if a person has studied about depression and is familiar with ...
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Length of neuro-physiological signals of emotion compared to feeling time

In "Determinants of Emotion Duration and Underlying Psychological and Neural Mechanisms" by Verduyn et al. discuss how certain physiological signals are outlasted by actual feelings: In particular, ...
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Relation between disposition personality in emotional response

In "Determinants of Emotion Duration and Underlying Psychological and Neural Mechanisms" by Verduyn et al, the authors discuss various dispositions that account for how long an emotional effect lasts: ...
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How to generate networks for dynamic emotion modelling

In Figure 1 (shown below) of "Micro-Level Affect Dynamics in Psychopathology Viewed From Complex Dynamical System Theory" by Wichers et al, they claim that the emotional/affective dynamics of networks ...
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Subjective experience of emotional buildup

Subjectively, some emotions have a sudden onset, while others build up slowly. For example, a text message from a loved one can quickly fill you with joy. Alternatively, frustration/annoyance at being ...
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Effect of time on emotion self-perception

When I participated in the study that led to "A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind" I answered questions on my phone that insisted that I answer as soon as I got the notification. This made me assume ...
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Negative emotions in individuals spreading to others

I am aware of the effect of positive emotions on others, but I am wondering about negative emotions. I am not talking about insults leading to negative emotions. I am talking about emotions like ...
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How to induce procrastination in an online experiment?

I am designing an experiment to evaluate potential interventions for reducing procrastination. I am hence looking for one or more tasks to induce procrastination in an online experiment with ...
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Is fear of darker skinned people a shared psychological maladaptation brought on by subconscious childhood Achluophobia?

Let me be clear that my intentions here are peaceful in light of recent race relation issues in the United States; I want to bring this issue to the forefront, because fear of dark skinned people is ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that receiving angry emails increases stress levels?

There are plenty of helpful descriptions of how to avoid angry emails. The reasoning is largely that it doesn't solve the problem. That is, sending an email whilst angry causes more problems for you ...
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Emotions and reflexes - difference

It seems to be the obvious for many psychologists, but on what grounds emotions are considered to be different than reflexes?
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Cognitive dissonance and interpreting unplesant situations as having a good effect

I took a sociology class that I didn't agree very much with. One thing we discussed was why people who go through hazing (e.g. Jean-François Caudron joining a hokey team) often report feeling closer ...
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Difference in hemispheres when processing of somatosensory information

We know from many studies (see e.g. Taylor, 2009 for an empirical and experiential overview) that processing of information is massively heterogeneous with respect to hemisphere. How does this ...
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Questionnaire that measures participants emotion at the time of completion of the questionnaire [closed]

Could anyone help with finding a questionnaire that measures participants emotion at the time of completion of the questionnaire about the effect on memory recall in eyewitness testimony?
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What is the difference between affect and feeling?

What exactly is the difference between affect and feeling? Affect seems to refer to conscious experience: Affect is the experience of feeling or emotion. And confusingly, so does feeling: In ...
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Are there reliable ways to distinguish anger from fear, be it through body, mind, internally, externally?

I've read about some of the differences, but they may be opinions not supported by best scientific evidence. I think the limbic system, in particular amygdala and hippocampus would be activated in ...
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How beneficial is attending a funeral in the process of grieving and why?

Is there any established literature that indicates that attending a funeral aids in the grieving process? I would like to know if funerals pay a critical role in the grieving process and what makes ...
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Open-source software for analyzing Electrodermal activity

Electrodermal activity (EDA) is a measure of the sympathetic activity, typically caused by stress or an emotional state. Analysis not a straightforward process like analysing reaction times. It ...
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How does the intravenous administration of cholecystokinin provoke panic attacks?

Background I recently read a paper (The James-Lange theory of emotions: a critical examination and an alternative theory), in which the James-Lange Theory was challenged by Walter Bradford Cannon. ...
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What neural mechanism explains the phenomenon that bad memories fade faster than good ones?

Several studies have suggested that negative memories fade faster than positive memories: Walker, Vogl and Thompson (1997) had the subjects kept dairy during a 3-month period, and rated the events on ...
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Is there any good evidence that sadness causes chest pain (“heart ache”)?

It's commonly believed that sadness from romantic rejection causes chest pain ("heart ache"). This isn't that outlandish of a hypothesis, given that affect is just the mental representation of ...
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What is the term for enjoying seeing bad/unlikable characters die?

I just watched the Purge 3 and noticed that they include characters intentionally there for you to dislike, so they can satisfy you with their misfortunes. In the first movie, it's a very satisfying ...
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Vigilance is an emotion?

I've always loved pondering emotion theories and usually agree with them, but Plutchik describes the intense form of anticipation to be Vigilance, and this is quite confusing to me. Vigilance as ...
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Mechanism of ketamine in treatment of depression and anxiety?

What are the mechanisms by which ketamine reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety?
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Other emotions relative to angry/happy base emotions

In my layman's experience, I'm vaguely aware there are four base emotions: happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.1 Some background: We're training an AI to learn the difference between ...
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Are social intelligence and emotional intelligence the same thing?

Emotional intelligence and EQ are often used as phrases for social intelligence. Are they really the same? Would social intelligence always imply emotional intelligence and vice versa?
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Does knowing a word for an emotion cause a person to feel the emotion more frequently?

I am aware of the Frequency Illusion which makes it more likely for us to notice a new word if we just heard about it recently, but I was wondering if this is true for emotions as well. Logically, I ...
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Is there any study about the impact on the continuous use of predictive keyboard by neurologically and psychologically health individuals?

As there is evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks, I'd like to know if any study has been made regarding predictive keyboards. Given the popularity of predictive ...
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Do dissatisfaction with a job and relationships share the same mental mechanism?

The modern world has two new ways of finding abundance of employment and relationships: Job boards, career sites and recruiters for finding jobs Online dating sites for finding dates While seemingly ...
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Official Color-Emotion relations

I'm trying to find colors that trigger different sort of emotions for people. I keep finding different answers for different colors. Ex. Some say blue means friendly and calm. Others say that green ...
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Can curiosity be described as an emotion?

Can curiosity be described as an emotion? On one hand it is definitely an emotion in the sense that is a feeling. IT feels like you want to know something. Furthermore, it can be pleasant or ...
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How does aggression transferring work neurologically?

Psychologist often prefict phenomena before they are scientifically observed. For example they have known for a long time that if you don't think about something for some time, you forget it. This can ...
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What does the statement mean “50% of happiness is determined by genetics”?

I posted the question "Is 50% of a happiness determined by genetics?" on Skeptics but realize I don't fully understand the claim. What does it mean that 50% of happiness is determined by genetics? ...
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Do people with brighter smiles feel brighter? [closed]

People's facial shape when smiling are different. Some are bright, some looks like there's a bit embarrassment, others may be with a twist, even if they are all smiling from true happiness. These ...
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What causes emotions?

I have absolutely no knowledge of psychology. But I am wondering what causes emotions in human? Emotions such as happiness, sadness, love, hate etc. Is there some sort of hormones responsible for this?...
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Theories of Emotion: Schachter's Two Factor Theory Example

I'm currently in AP Psychology and studying for the exam using the College Board's course description, which contains sample psychology multiple choice questions. Here is one question, taken from the ...
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Survey tool with clickable version of the “Geneva emotion wheel”

For my master thesis i would like to make a survey on user emotions on using a web user interface. The proband should write down his emotions using the "Geneva emotion wheel". (More information here: ...
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Valence conveyed in simple geometric shapes

I've seen neuroscience and facial recognition studies that give evidence for this idea of simple geometric shapes causing emotional responses or quicker recognition of negative affect. Are there ...
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What causes dopamine in our body [closed]

I was curious as to know what are the natural causes for the secretion of dopamine in our body. Are there any specific foods that increases the dopamine level? It is said that dopamine are usually ...
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Which parts of the brain are affected by dopamine?

Does dopamine spread and interact across the whole brain? If not, which areas are affected most and which least?
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How do neuro transmitters interact with neurons in the brain?

I think emotions and hormones frames the overall thinking processes of the brain. However, I'm interested in how this works on a neuronal level. For example, dopamine is some kind of reward signal for ...
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Does anger lower a person's cognitive ability?

For me it seems that getting angry or irritated makes me less intelligent but it didn't try testing it. Has there indeed been such tests or anything else about testing IQ levels of different moods for ...

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