Emotion News

Tips on Standing Up to Unethical Authority

January 12th, 2015
More than 50 years ago, a psychologist performed a now-infamous experiment on how people would obey authority even when asked to perform egregious actions. The year was 1961, and the memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremberg were still fresh. Dr. Stanley ...

Optimism is Heart Healthy

January 12th, 2015
A new study finds that people who see the glass as half full have significantly better cardiovascular health than those who are more cynical. The University of Illinois study examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults. "Individuals with the ...

Fear of Terrorism May Lead to Job Burnout

January 11th, 2015
A new study has found a link between the fear of terrorism and an increased incidence of job burnout over time. The study, led by Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management, examines how the fear of terrorism can lead ...

Racial Discriminaton During Pregnancy Harms Baby

January 10th, 2015
Women who experience racial discrimination during pregnancy are likely to suffer significant health effects that will negatively impact their infants, according to new research from by the University of Colorado, Denver. The study, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, may be the ...

iPhone Separation Linked to Anxiety, Poor Cognitive Performance

January 10th, 2015
New research has found that cell phone separation can have serious psychological and physiological effects on iPhone users, including poor performance on cognitive tests. Researchers at the University of Missouri say their findings suggest that iPhone users should avoid parting with their phones ...

Withdrawal or Expecting Lover to Read Your Mind Harms Relationship

January 9th, 2015
A new study finds that when we expect our partner to be a mind reader about what they have done to upset us; or when we withdraw during a conflict, the disengagement can negatively affect the relationship. Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Substance Abuse in the Elderly

January 8th, 2015
Substance abuse issues among the elderly represent a growing public health concern. Researchers say that close to three million Americans aged 55 and older suffer from alcohol abuse -- and this figure is expected to reach nearly six million by 2020. Moreover, the rate ...

Depressed Thoughts Hinder Memory/Concentration

January 8th, 2015
A new study provides empirical proof that a depressive mood accompanied by depressive thoughts can impede concentration and memory. Although it is accepted that the day-to-day burden from depression greatly affects job performance and personal relationships, the new research is the first to ...

Sexual, Emotional Infidelity Affect Men and Women Differently

January 8th, 2015
Chapman University (California) researchers say their study is the largest to date to study infidelity. In a poll of nearly 64,000 Americans they learned that men and women are different when it comes to feeling jealous. The study provides the first large-scale examination ...

Strong Personality Traits Protect Police from PTSD

January 7th, 2015
A new study suggests personal traits such as resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition may help safeguard police officers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although exposure to traumatic events has been found to trigger PTSD, the personal traits appear to ...