The Emotions of Influence: How Awe and Inspiration Motivate Transcendence
What emotions reside at the core of effective influence? Leaders that inspire and those who rouse feelings of awe are likely to motivate followers to set aside personal interests for the collective good. These self-transcendent emotions may be what makes these leaders so effective and influential.
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.
Nosce te ipsum, or ‘know thyself’ is probably the most well-known of the Delphic maxims. This maxim has often used to stress the importance of self-awareness. Are we, however, as self-aware as we think we are? Read our article here on this important skill, with a particular focus on whether we are sufficiently self-aware of our emotional experiences.
Love has seen many expressions over time, from the romantic and passionate, to the companionate and comfortable. Is love really a choice? If so, how can we keep the love in our most valued relationships alive? Read our article on what psychological science says about what is arguably our most human emotion.
Chills and Thrills: The Psychology of Horror Movies
Enjoy a good horror movie every once in a while? Psychological research has an explanation for why some of us enjoy the thrills of the gruesome and gory genre, and from being scared out of our wits. Check out our article here on what psychologists think make horror movies so appealing.
Mindfulness and Emotions: Understanding Your Mind and the Benefits of Being Present
What is Mindfulness, and why is it so crucial for our psychological well-being?
Sandy Clarke and Eugene Tee present an accessible and informative read on the science of mindfulness, along with practical tips on how to develop this important skill.