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How Culture Shapes Emotions

One of the first impressions we get when we set foot in a new culture is how different things are. We spot the obvious first: the buildings, the …

The evidence is in: first-born siblings are better

And the winner is: first-borns.<p>That’s right. New findings from large scale population surveys reveal that not only are first-born children more …

Siblings

Scientists have identified 4 types of humor — here's how to find out which one you are

Humor varies greatly from person to person, and what one person finds funny won't necessarily appeal to someone else.<p>Psychologist Rod Martin took a stab at quantifying humor, and in 2003 he identified what he called the four broad styles of humor:<p>Martin broke down each style in the Journal of …

The Emotions: A Primer

Although the potential range of emotional experience is essentially the same in all human beings, each culture exhibits its own patterns, inculcating …

How emotions are made

We chat to neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett about what happens in our brains when we create emotions, how to control them, and what this means for …

How Much Money Do You Need To Be Happy? More Than Most People Are Making

A new study finds that different salaries bring day-to-day happiness versus overall satisfaction with your life–but anything extra doesn’t do much at all for your emotional well-being.<p>If you thought earning more money would make you happier, you were only partly right. There’s a point at which more …

Happiness

10 Facts You Need To Know About Emotions

Do you tend to feel things more deeply than do other people? Or are you more on the intellectual end of the spectrum, more in touch with your …

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Psych Central - The Internet's Mental Health Resource<p><b>J U S T P U B L I S H E D</b><p>By John Kaniecki<p>“The pills, the pills the magical pills the cure your …

Mental Health

This Feeling Matters More Than Happiness

The pursuit of happiness has become mandatory. As much as we are told that happiness is elusive, that we are pretty bad at predicting what will make …

Turn Your Critical and Controlling Inner Voice to a CALM MO

One of the most common sources of psychological trouble for individuals is the way that they relate to their negative feelings. To understand how …

How to Love Yourself

<i>Instead of focusing on who will love you and how this will solve all of your problems; we should look at how you can love yourself first. True love</i> …

Is Positive Psychology the Same Thing As Positive Thinking?

When people talk about the happiness-related field of positive psychology, they’re talking about positive thinking, positive affirmations, and …

Happiness

The Positive Psychology Field

Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge. This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings …