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1. Of or relating to emotion: the emotive aspect of symbols.
2. Characterized by, expressing, or exciting emotion.
Emotivity features research in the area of emotions but more importantly, serves as a platform for sharing knowledge and ideas related to the effective and healthy management of emotions in everyday life.
On the surface, ‘Emotivity’ is an adjective that relates to all things emotion, or in reference to an object that is characterized by, expressing or eliciting emotion. The name Emotivity, in our view, is a nice way of capturing how emotions influences a wide spectrum of human experiences. Emotion influences our productivity, feelings of positivity and negativity, levels of activity, quality of interactivity with others, and even our creativity.
Our vision is to help you see how prevalent and important the role of emotions are in all that we are. Developing enhanced awareness and the ability to manage emotions in a healthy manner takes time and effort, but is necessary skill in helping lead a significant life. We believe that good science can help to achieve this goal. One way to do this is to present this scientific literature in a manner that is more accessible to the general public. Much of the insights and wisdom from the science of emotions may reside within technical papers which are not easily accessible to the general public. Emotivity hopes to help bridge the gap, and empower readers with the knowledge from good science that they can practice to enhance their lives. We hope you enjoy the site as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Also, thank you for reading this. Usually people don’t read the About page – but you – yes you, you’ve noticed this statement, and we thank you for it.
Emotivity is the brainchild of Eugene Tee, Ph.D.
Eugene is presently Senior Lecturer with research interests in emotion and leadership. He completed his Ph.D. in Management at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is particularly interested in studies of emotion in organizational behaviour, and thinks a healthy work environment is something we can – and should strive towards. Eugene likes video games, and citing philosophers to make himself sound more intelligent than he really is.
Sybella Ng is a Lecturer with current research interests on special educational needs and inclusion in Malaysia. Sybella obtained her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, New York. She also holds the position of Project Manager of the LIFE Program- which offers parenting workshops and Read Aloud sessions for children. During her free time, Sybella coaches rhythmic gymnastics and takes her dog, Dexter, out for walks.
Emotivity would not have been possible without a host of delightfully generous assistance we’ve had in putting it all together. We would like to thank first and foremost the folks who actually worked on the site for their work in designing and organizing the site. We thank all of our assistants for helping us compile the material, proofread the content, as well as pick out errors we may otherwise missed. In no particular order, our thanks goes out to Kathleen Khong, Natalie Lim May Ern, Tan Jia Yue, Raja Intan Arifah binti Raja Reza Shah, Cheong Wen Han and Sandy Clarke. We also thank our lovely colleagues from our university for bearing with us, and helping us with our workload in the midst of us putting the site together. Last, but certainly not least, thank you to our families and loved ones for bearing with us throughout the many weekends when our work kept us occupied.