Some media interviews and podcasts featuring the folks at Emotivity. Note: Depending on your internet connection, podcasts will take a few moments to load after you press play.
Worried that you aren’t being as productive working from home as you were back in the office? Don’t be – the circumstances have changed and you don’t need to beat yourself up for it. Eugene Tee suggests why it OK to be unproductive during these times.
The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on us restrictions on physical contact, but this has effects on or emotional well-being. Eugene Tee shares some of the research on ‘skin hunger’ and if there are substitutes for the lack of touch we are facing under social distancing and movement restriction orders.
The outbreak of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has many of us in a state of fear and panic. Eugene Tee highlights some psychological research on the contagion of fear, and what we can do to manage our anxieties in light of pressing and immediate health concerns.
Our podcast features a discussion on an age-old question: “Why do I feel good after a good cry?” Tune in and hear why what we think about crying may matter more than the actual effects of crying itself.
How much do material possessions and wealth bring us happiness? Eugene Tee highlights what research from positive psychology says about the money-well-being link.
What is it about some dolls, androids and even the depiction of andromorphic cats that leads to a strange, uncomfortable reaction from us? Let us know what you think – Eugene Tee shares his views on the uncanny valley effect in this podcast.
A psychological field experiment shows that, even if we think it to be awkward, making light conversations with strangers in public spaces can actually give us a boost of positivity. Of course, context and culture matters. Hear what Eugene Tee says about making light chat with the people we share our rides with.
Loneliness is on the rise across urbanized environments. Our tech-saturated, time-poor and solitary existences also takes a toll on our psychological well-being. Eugene Tee discusses some of the research on the effects of loneliness.
In the recent World Happiness Report, Malaysia dropped from #35 to #80 on global rankings of happiness. Eugene Tee shares some insights into the ‘economics of happiness,’ and what we can do as a collective to increase our national level of well-being.
Those with whom we are closest to are also those who are most capable of hurting us. Eugene Tee discusses how gaslighting and emotional blackmail are used – often in close, personal relationships, to control and manipulate others.
Emotional literacy is a skill we could all use – though it has its origins and links with socio-emotional learning. Eugene Tee details ways we can be more emotionally-literate, and how this may positively impact our relationships.
Self-pity is an unpleasant, inward-focused emotion that can be disruptive to our happiness and general well-being. Eugene Tee shares his thoughts on this particular emotion.
Can we teach children to better understand and deal with their emotions? Sybella Ng and Eugene Tee discuss how this may be possible with Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
What happens to you when you fall in love? Do men and women experience love (and jealousy) differently? Tsee Leng Choy gives us some insights into the inner workings of your brain when love strikes.
Is there an upside to your downside? Eugene Tee and Sandy Clarke give their views on how unpleasant, negative emotions – sadness, envy, anger, can actually be good for you, and how the desire to always be happy might be detrimental to our well-being.
Sandy Clarke and Eugene Tee discuss mindfulness – what it is, and its importance in helping anchor some stability, focus and attentiveness in our hectic, emotionally-demanding lives.
Emotional labour is the conscious, deliberate regulation of expressed emotion in accordance with organizational display rules – but it does take a toll on the individuals performing it. This session features chef Darren Teoh from Dewaka, Karen Yap from Manulife Holdings, Professor Nadia Thalmann from Nanyang Technological University and Eugene Tee.
The nine-to-five grind is made worse by micro-managing, mundane tasks, and lack of autonomy. Eugene Tee talks about the factors influence satisfaction and motivation at work.
Emotions serve key functions – and, despite the bad press it sometimes gets, is essential to decision-making and performance. By Eugene Tee
Work is an inherently emotional experience. How we feel about our jobs, colleagues and managers all impact how we perform, and how motivated we are. Eugene Tee discusses some discrete emotions at work – anger, jealousy, and emotions processes such as emotional contagion and labour.