Emotion News

Waiting on Experiences Can Be More Valuable than Things

September 3rd, 2014
A new study published in the journal Psychological Science suggests the enjoyment we derive from experiential purchases may begin even before we buy. This research offers important information for individual consumers who are trying to “decide on the right mix of material and experiential ...

Family Dinner with Teen Provides Protection from Cyberbullying

September 2nd, 2014
As simple as it sounds, making family dinner with your teen a routine provides a double benefit as the support helps adolescents cope with cyberbullying and improves their overall mental health. Researchers from McGill University studied the association between cyberbullying and mental health ...

Plants Grow Workplace Productivity

September 2nd, 2014
New research suggests adding plants to a sterile office could increase productivity by 15 percent. Further, a green office was found to make workers happier. British investigators examined the impact of 'lean' and 'green' offices on staff's perceptions of air quality, concentration, ...

Train Brain to be Addicted to Healthy Foods

September 2nd, 2014
A new study using brain imaging suggests it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods. As published online in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, researchers from Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital performed ...

Volunteerism Helps Older Adults Stay Happier, Healthier

September 1st, 2014
Volunteering appears to play an important role for improving the health and happiness of older adults with the activity perhaps even more beneficial for seniors with a chronic health condition. A new study, published online in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to examine ...

How Meaningful Relationships Can Help Us Thrive

September 1st, 2014
A new paper provides an important perspective on thriving through relationships. Past research has shown that individuals with supportive and rewarding relationships have better mental health, higher levels of subjective well-being, and lower rates of morbidity and mortality. The work explores the method by ...

New Research Shows Sleep Critical to Effective PTSD Treatment

August 31st, 2014
Sleep quality is critical to the effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, according to a new study. "I think these findings help us understand why sleep disturbances and nightmares are such important symptoms in PTSD," said Sean P.A. Drummond, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry ...

College Students In Study Spend 8 to 10 Hours Daily on Cell Phone

August 31st, 2014
A new study from researchers at Baylor University has found that women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cell phones, while men students spend nearly eight hours. “That’s astounding,” said lead author James Roberts, Ph.D., Ben H. ...

Angry Face May Convey Physical Strength

August 29th, 2014
Although we may not realize this, true anger is more than an emotional state; it can literally be seen in lowered brows, thinned lips, and flared nostrils. In fact, social scientists call this the “anger face.” Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) ...

Understanding the Brain of Teenage Boys

August 29th, 2014
Pushing boundaries and taking risks during adolescence is common, but for some the behavior becomes maladaptive. Emerging research is now illuminating the source of this behavior providing insights that will be helpful in reducing unsafe teen conduct. In a new issue, Florida State neuroscientist ...