Latest Affect Stories

feeling bad at work
2014-08-23 10:25:28

University of Liverpool Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes. In a Special Issue published in Human Relations, Dr. Dirk Lindebaum from the University’s Management School, together with his co-author Professor Peter Jordan, developed a new line of study, and commissioned research to further explore the role of emotions in the...

music for power
2014-08-07 05:46:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The English playwright William Congreve wrote that "music has charms to soothe a savage breast," meaning that music could calm the nerves and emotions of the most agitated person. But what if being agitated, or more powerful, is exactly what you need? A new study from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University reveals that music is the answer in this case as well. However, not all songs are created equal when it...

2014-08-06 10:40:30

Bex Caygill, University College London The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected. The new equation accurately predicts exactly how happy people will say they are from moment to moment based on recent events, such as the rewards they receive and the...

facebook emotional contagion
2014-06-16 04:19:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prospect of a highly contagious bird flu or antibiotic-resistant strain of some superbug that can be detrimental to health and even likely fatal are scenarios that are, as yet, unrealized and therefore only serve to worry those that think about them. Another very real contagion was just recently reported on by a research team consisting of social scientists from Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco...

2014-04-30 23:18:21

With a highly demanding lifestyle, many times people lose focus as to what matters. In a new video, Conscious Counselor explores means of happiness and how to live life in the present. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 It can be easy to get caught up in the high-demand of modern life. As a society, people are constantly drawn to their mobile devices for either work, school, and just the need to be constantly connected to friends. Because of this high-demand lifestyle many are...

2014-04-30 10:23:09

Study by USC Marshall School of Business and USC faculty illuminates how facial expressions affect cooperation While Disney's Frozen Academy Award-winning diva anthem "Let It Go" has dominated the Billboard 200, sales records and parents' eardrums with its message of all-out emotional display, that approach probably won't always resonate in the boardroom, according to a recent study from Marshall and USC faculty. "A business person in a negotiation," said Peter Carnevale, professor of...

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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.