Women and Men Process Emotional Images Differently

Women consider emotional images to be more emotionally stimulating than men do. They are also more likely to remember them. But there are no gender-related differences in emotional appraisal as far as neutral images are concerned. These were the findings of a large-scale study by a research team at the…Continue readingWomen and Men Process Emotional Images Differently

7 Tips to Fine Tune your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, a phrase first used in 1990, is usually described as the ability to perceive, evaluate, and manage emotions in others and ourselves. Many experts consider it to be a superior indicator for success than someone’s IQ. Your ability to manage yourself and others is dependent on your emotional…Continue reading7 Tips to Fine Tune your Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways to Avoid Losing Control in Difficult Situations

The market is down, business is bad, and your spouse seems to disagree with you at every turn. You want to stay calm, but you find yourself feeling irritated, angry, and anxious. You feel like you’re going to lose it, but you can’t help yourself. Does this sound familiar? You…Continue reading7 Ways to Avoid Losing Control in Difficult Situations

Why We Cry From Happiness And Pinch Cute Babies

Our emotions and reactions don’t always line up, like when we are crying “tears of joy” or laughing nervously during a negative experience, but new research helps explain why. Says Yale University psychologist Oriana Aragon, lead author of work published in the journal Psychological Science: “People may be restoring emotional…Continue readingWhy We Cry From Happiness And Pinch Cute Babies

7 Signs Of A True Friend & The Real Reason They Are So Hard To Find

When something bad happens, when we get sick or go through big disappointments or major loss, it’s only natural to want someone to be there for us. Someone to just listen to us or hang out with us and remind us that life goes on. In other words, a true…Continue reading7 Signs Of A True Friend & The Real Reason They Are So Hard To Find

Highly Sensitive People React Strongly To Happy Faces

The way your brain responds to happy and sad faces may be an indicator of how innately empathic you are, new research finds. Previous studies have suggested that sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is an innate trait associated with greater sensitivity, or responsiveness, to environmental and social stimuli. Stony Brook University…Continue readingHighly Sensitive People React Strongly To Happy Faces

Taste Metaphors Engage The Brain More Emotionally

How accustomed are we to metaphors related to taste? When we hear a kind smile described as “sweet,” or a resentful comment as “bitter,” we most likely don’t even think of those words as metaphors. But while it may seem to our ears that “sweet” by any other name means…Continue readingTaste Metaphors Engage The Brain More Emotionally