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Articles About Emotion

Is Depression Really On The Rise? If So, Why?
What, if anything, is going on? What do people think is behind this problem?

Resilience, Satisfaction and Happiness
Resilience and life satisfaction seem to be inter-twined.

Why is Laughter Contagious?
Research shows possible mechanisms for contagious laughter.

Keep Busy, Keep Happy
Individuals who keep busy, even with relatively pointless activity, tend to be happier than those who do not.

Treating Depression Over The Telephone
Providing treatment for clinical depression over the telephone can be almost as effective as face-to-face consultations.

How Culture Affects The Recognition Of Emotions
Significant differences can be seen in how people from eastern and western cultures assess interpersonal situations.

Anxiety And Heart Attacks
Longstanding anxiety significantly increases the risk of heart attack in men, even when other common risk factors are taken into account.

Depression And Intellectual Decline
Depression increases the risk of intellectual decline in older people and can be a predictive factor.

Suppressing Negative Emotional Memories
Recent research has shown that negative emotional memories can be suppressed with practice, offering the possibility of new treatments for people suffering from a range of conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive syndrome.

Perceiving Emotions
Findings suggest that where emotional control is the cultural norm (e.g. Japan) eyes are the key to interpretation. In cultures where there is more open expression of emotion (e.g. USA) the mouth is the main focus.

Managing Teen Emotions
Teenagers can learn to manage powerful emotions and gain insight into the processes involved.

Message Less Important Than Emotion in Advertising
The amount of emotional content in television advertisements affects viewers' opinions of the product, regardless of the intended message.


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