Emotions

Why People Like Sad Music

Have you ever wondered why people like sad music so much? There’s something magnetic and attractive about songs such as “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton or “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. These songs make you get in touch with your…

Learn about the Guilt Area of the Brain

The guilt area of the brain is related to shame in a very intimate way.  However, it’s been proven that these areas don’t activate in certain people. Not surprisingly, this is the case of narcissists and those who’re capable of…

Why Masking Your Anxiety Is Bad for You

You’ll go through many things in life that can be stressful. However, dealing with them is helpful and healthy. Although masking your anxiety can seem the best thing to do at first, it can prove harmful in the long run. When…

Magda B. Arnold’s Appraisal Theory of Emotions

Psychologist and philosopher William James (1842 – 1910) believed that emotions are actually the subjective experience of physiological changes (especially those related to the sympathetic nervous system) that happen when you experience a stimulus or find yourself in a particular…

Seven Common Emotional Issues

To understand these common emotional issues you need to know where they’re coming from. Knowing and accepting their cause is the first step towards getting better and it’ll help you work on it. Emotions can affect how you think or…

Bipolar Disorder in Children

Have you noticed that your child experiences very intense moods? Do they show extreme changes in behavior? Do they have very sad periods, and suddenly become very enthusiastic, sometimes with an exaggerated joy? If this type of behavior occurs daily,…

Wanting to Feel Important and Admired by Others

We all want others to think we’re special and important. This has nothing to do with being narcissistic or self-centered. In fact, it’s a completely legitimate and even healthy desire. However, wanting to feel important is different than actually being…

Emotional Branding: What Is it Exactly?

Emotional branding is an advertising strategy that aims to establish an emotional connection with consumers. In other words, its goal is to strengthen the existing bond between a company and its clients through emotion instead of reason. This strategy seeks…

What is Solastalgia?

Being too detached from nature can cause distress. Philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to describe said distress. Historically, human beings’ relationship with the environment hasn’t been easy due to the diversity of opinions. Either one must become one…

How’s Your Relationship with Your Body?

Your relationship with your body is not as obvious as you may think. It often remains in the background, despite its importance. Often, your relationship with your body is either instrumental or functional. It’s instrumental when you assume your body…

The Link Between the Hippocampus and Self-Esteem

The link between the hippocampus and self-esteem is very interesting. Your sense of identity is directly linked to this brain structure, your memories, and your internal narrative. Nobody knew how important this structure was until four centuries ago. At first,…

The Grief Involved in Emigration

More and more people are moving to other countries nowadays. When some people do, they experience the grief of emigration. This is the pain of leaving behind their home, family, and friends. Have you ever wondered what it would be like…

The Negative Effects of Too Much Alone Time

A part of our DNA makes us social beings. Humans need others to survive both physically and psychologically. That doesn’t mean we’ll take any company we can get, but it does mean that people are important to us. Research has even shown…

How to Get Through a Fight with Your Partner

It’s impossible to avoid conflicts in a relationship. At the end of the day, you’re two very different individuals. But the problem isn’t that people fight. The problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to deal with…

The Things You Don’t Name Stop Existing

Where do the nameless fears go? Where does your mind store the emotions that you’ve let go of? How do you deal with the things that bring you pain if you avoid them? Where’s the final resting place of those…