Dishonesty Distorts A Person’s Ability To Read Others’ Emotions

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Dishonesty diminishes a person’s ability to read others’ emotions, or interpersonal cognition, according to new research. Furthermore, the consequences snowball - one dishonest act can set in motion even more dishonesty. “It can be a vicious cycle. Sometimes people will tell a white lie and think it’s not a big deal. But a decision to …

Benefits Of CBASP For Chronic Depression Fade After 2 Years

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The benefits of a specific psychotherapeutic approach may disappear after two years from the conclusion of the psychotherapy, a new study indicates. Evidence on the long-term efficacy of psychotherapeutic approaches for chronic depression is scarce. The goal of the trial was to evaluate the effects of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) compared …

Emotional Arousal Multi-Sensory Code Enables Emotional Tone Expression

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A new Dartmouth University study finds that sounds, shapes, speech and body movements convey emotional arousal the same way across the senses. The findings reveal why almost anything can have an emotional tone, including art, architecture and music. For example, horror movie titles often have a spiky look while romance novel titles often have a …

It’s Not All In Your Head: Sometimes It’s In Your Legs

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Everything we sense in our external and internal worlds has a distinct subjective quality. A blasting outburst of rage feels different than a lover’s tender kiss on the cheek. Even routine acts such as reading a book or trying to recall a childhood friend’s name feel remarkably different. These and countless other feelings fill the …

Response To Drama Differs Between Holistic And Analytical Thinkers

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Holistic thinkers all have similar brain responses to the scene, whereas analytical thinkers respond differently to each other, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of people watching the same clip from a dramatic film show. Researchers from Aalto University showed volunteers the film My Sister's Keeper on a screen while the research subjects were monitored in …

Acting Like An Extravert Has Benefits, But Not For Introverts

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For decades, personality psychologists have noticed a striking, consistent pattern: extraverts are happier more of the time than introverts. For anyone interested in promoting wellbeing, this has raised the question of whether it might be beneficial to encourage people to act more extraverted. Evidence to date has suggested it might. For example, regardless of their …