Latest Sadness Stories

2014-09-26 03:00:06

John Riehl, University of Iowa UI study offers good news for caregivers, health care workers A new University of Iowa study further supports an inescapable message: caregivers have a profound influence—good or bad—on the emotional state of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients may not remember a recent visit by a loved one or having been neglected by staff at a nursing home, but those actions can have a lasting impact on how they feel. The findings of this study are...

2014-07-24 23:11:03

According to Dr. Hayley Hirschmann with Morris Psychological Group, as a very general rule of thumb, if after a period of six months or so, you have had no lessening of intense feelings of loss, are unable to cope with day-to-day activities, are sleeping too much or too little, or are turning to drugs or alcohol or other reckless behavior to assuage your pain, you may be suffering from complicated grief or depression and should seek help from a qualified counselor. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB)...

2014-05-06 23:13:34

According to Dr. Daniel Watter with Morris Psychological Group, overcoming emotional pain, getting past the grief of loss, that presents the greatest challenge when a marriage ends. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 No matter how troubled a relationship, its end can be devastating. Even when there is a sense of relief that the difficult – and sometimes overdue – decision to separate has been made, there is invariably a great deal of pain and a deep sense of loss for both partners....

Emotional Expressions Recognized By New Computer Model
2014-04-02 05:20:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While research projects tend to focus primarily on the six basic emotions of happiness, surprise, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust, researchers from Ohio State University have developed a way that will allow more than triple the number of documented emotion-related facial expressions that can be used for cognitive analysis. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the OSU...

Facial Expressions Not Universally Perceived
2014-03-06 06:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published on Wednesday in the journal Psychological Science has found that facial expressions and emotional vocalizations are not universally understood across cultural barriers – contradicting a long-held emotion science belief. “Emotions are not universally perceived,” said Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology Northeastern University. “Everything that’s predicated on that is a mistake.” In the...

Beautiful, Sad Music Can Really Make The Blues Go Away: Study
2014-02-20 10:23:28

[ Watch the Video: Can Sad Music Cure The Blues? ] Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Psychologists from the universities of Kent and Limerick have released a new study reporting that if people listen to music they feel is “beautiful but sad” it can actually help them overcome a case of the blues. In this study, the researchers studied the effect on a participant’s mood when listening to Self-Identified Sad Music (SISM). The researchers were particularly...

2014-02-03 13:45:37

[ Watch the Video: The Four Faces Of Human Expression ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychologists have long been investigating the connection between facial expressions and emotions. A theory first offered by Paul Ekman, says that there are six primary emotions that are globally recognized and easily construed through specific facial expressions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and disgust. According to new research published in the journal Current...

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,...

Sad Music Makes You Happy
2013-07-12 14:58:25

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How is it that maestros of melancholy as diverse as Frederic Chopin and Elliott Smith ever found an audience for their music? Why would anyone deliberately subject themselves to melodies that make them teary-eyed and nostalgic? After all, who likes being sad? New research from Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of the Arts and RIKEN Brain Science Institute indicates that it isn't quite that simple. According to their study,...

2012-05-21 23:56:53

How good are married couples at recognizing each other's emotions during conflicts? In general, pretty good, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. But if your partner is angry, that might tell more about the overall climate of your marriage than about what your partner is feeling at the moment of the dispute. What's more, "if your partner is angry, you are likely to miss the fact that your partner might also be feeling sad," said Keith Sanford, Ph.D., an associate...

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