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When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have so far pointed out the positive and negative effects social networking has on people. While Facebook has offered millions of people a way to connect and interact in a way that may have not been otherwise possible, the social giant has also been a home for cyberbullying. In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing...

Mood And Future Thinking Determines Food Choices: Study
2014-02-18 14:56:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How we look at our future could impact our eating habits, according to a study by University of Delaware researchers. The team found that stress and thinking about the future could either help or hurt people in making better food choices. “We were interested in the ‘why,’” University of Delaware associate professor Meryl Gardner said in a statement. “Why when someone is in a bad mood will they choose to eat junk food and why...

2014-01-30 23:27:13

What happens when one is faced with the unexpected? Edy Nathan MA, LCSW shares 5 tools on how to creatively move from emotional calamity to calm during unexpected events. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 In one minute, in one conversation, in one interaction, life can take a turn that was never expected. What happens when one is faced with the unexpected? Everyday there are unnerving distractions or happy accidents that are often distortions of what was expected to occur....

Dominance Is Athlete's First Reaction In Victory
2014-01-10 14:42:23

San Francisco State University Body language, also called 'triumph,' stronger in victors from cultures that emphasize hierarchy Upon victory, an athlete's initial and instinctive reaction is one that displays dominance over his or her opponent, according to a new study published today in the journal Motivation and Emotion. Such body language, known as a "dominance threat display" and labeled as "triumph" in other studies, was observed in winners of Olympic and Paralympic judo...

2013-11-04 10:29:23

A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that people who are aware of and their own thoughts and emotions are less affected by positive feedback from others. The study, authored by UTSC PhD candidate Rimma Teper, finds that individuals high in trait mindfulness show less neural response to positive feedback than their less mindful peers. ”These findings suggest that mindful individuals may be less affected by immediate rewards and fits well with the idea that...

Infants Learn How To Match Emotions To Experiences Early On
2013-10-17 04:22:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the emotion matches the movement, such as when you sing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!," children have an easy time figuring it out. A new study from Concordia University reveals that as early as 18 months of age, however, children can tell if the emotions and the reactions don't align properly. The study findings, published in Infancy: The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies,...

2013-09-10 14:21:56

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles which they then used to discern differences in happiness, depression, life satisfaction and happiness-increasing strategies. The differences between these profiles suggested that promoting positive emotions can positively influence a depressive-to-happy state (defined as increasing levels of happiness and decreasing levels of depression across the...

2013-09-04 23:23:21

People from all over the world will be coming to Phoenix for the first-ever Conation Nation Symposium. The two-day event will feature keynote speakers (including General William Scott Wallace and Kathy Kolbe), panel discussions, and special programs all focused on conation. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 On October 10th and 11th, 2013, Kolbe Corp will host the first-ever symposium dedicated to cultivating conation, deepening knowledge, and inspiring action while building a...

2013-07-03 14:58:25

You might be falling in love with that new car, but you probably wouldn't pay as much for it if you could resist the feeling. Researchers at Duke University who study how the brain values things -- a field called neuroeconomics -- have found that your feelings about something and the value you put on it are calculated similarly in a specific area of the brain. The region is small area right between the eyes at the front of the brain. It's called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, or...

2013-07-01 23:23:01

One of the most effective ways to increase happiness is to lower expectations. Most of us have expectations that are unrealistically high, and, as a result, when they are not fulfilled, we are disappointed. St. Marys, GA (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Lowering expectations to avoid disappointment is a form of mind control that leads to less sadness and greater happiness. People's minds generally are responsible for determining how “happy” they are in life, assuming enough to eat and...