Emotion News

Verbal Abuse To ‘Motivate’ Workers Can Backfire

October 10th, 2014
A new study suggests the "tough love" managerial strategy that evokes a boot camp and drill sergeant is ineffective in the workplace. In fact, employees who are verbally abused by supervisors are more likely to "act out" at work, in the form of anything from ...

For Kids, Mental Abuse Can Be Worse than Sexual, Physical Abuse

October 9th, 2014
Although childhood emotional abuse is rarely addressed by clinicians, new research suggests psychological abuse among children may lead to more problems than sexual or physical abuse. The finding that childhood emotional abuse and neglect is rarely addressed in prevention programs or in treatment ...

Do Online Poker Players Need a Poker-Face?

October 8th, 2014
A successful poker player is usually a skillful decision-maker, possessing a detailed knowledge of the game along with strong statistical acumen. But perhaps even more important than the quantitative skills is the ability to control one’s emotions. A new Finnish study compared personality ...

Toddlers Detect Emotion, Change Behavior Accordingly

October 8th, 2014
New research discovers the capabilities of a toddler greatly exceed what many adults believe is possible. The study by researchers at the University of Washington (UW) finds that children as young as 15 months are able to detect adult emotions and use the ...

Sharing Experiences Can Intensify Emotion

October 8th, 2014
New research suggests that enjoying an experience with another person results in more intense feelings about the encounter. In fact, psychological researchers discovered undergoing an experience with another person -- even if we do it in silence, with someone we met just moments ...

Experiencing and Sharing Fantastic Experiences May Leave You Down

October 7th, 2014
Although many celebrate the opportunity to participate in a truly fantastic or out of the ordinary event, new research suggests sharing the experience may be much less rewarding than what we had imagined. "Extraordinary experiences are pleasurable in the moment but can leave ...

Pain Words Problematic for Those in Pain

October 6th, 2014
A new study finds that words related to pain -- such as discomfort, agony, and misery -- attract more attention among those suffering from chronic pain. York University researchers used state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology to determine that people in pain look longer at pain-related words. “People ...

Does Parent-Child Bond Mirror That of Owner-Dog?

October 4th, 2014
Everyone knows someone who treats their dog like one of their children. But how closely does that relationship mirror the parent-child relationship? That’s the question researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to answer with their newest study, published in the open-access journal ...

More than Meets the Eye in Making Judgments

October 4th, 2014
A new study has found that people make immediate judgments about images they are shown -- which could have an impact on their decisions -- even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information. The study shows it is possible ...

Boys Who Don’t Feel Accepted at Greater Risk of Self-Harm

October 3rd, 2014
New research suggests that when boys feel they are not accepted by peers or family they are at high risk for committing future harm or suicide. Brown University researchers studied 99 teens hospitalized out of concern for suicide risk and found that a ...