Do You (Figuratively) Lick Your Wounds? Should You?

After failure or defeat, what are the pros and cons of licking your wounds?

Jul 23

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


4 Ways to Validate Yourself

With job insecurity as high as it is, you’d think we’d start teaching millennials self-validation in school.

Jul 12

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Self-Care / Self Compassion


Beneath Their Sneering Veneer, People Prone To Contempt Are ...

Contemptuousness is a distinct personality trait that you can measure with a simple questionnaire.

Jun 28

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


Stop Explaining Yourself

"What if you just told her No, without explaining why?" my therapist interrupted.

Jun 4

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Trust Issues


The Social Benefits of Getting into other people's heads

Research shows that scoring high on the quality 'mind reading motivation' is linked to many social advantages

Jun 3

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


Does ambivalance help to improve your problem-solving skills?

Psychologists have got a clear idea of how we’re influenced by the big emotional states. Feeling positive encourages an explorative cognitive style that is risk-tolerant and well suited to the open aspects of creativity, whereas negative emotions ...

Apr 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


Training The Brain To Ignore Irrelevant Information Can Reduce ...

A simple, computer-training task can change the brain's wiring to regulate emotional reactions, according to a recent study published in NeuroImage by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.

Jan 6

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


What You Don't Know About The Impression You Make

When people see you for the first time, their impressions are formed instantly on the basis of the visual cues your face and body provide. Within seconds, your impression is registered by others on the basis of your gender and race. They then go on ...

Jan 5

Categories: Career Development and Change, Emotional Intelligence


What kinds of actions do people think of as most stupid?

New research suggests that to avoid people thinking you're stupid, above all you need to refrain from undertaking risky tasks for which you lack suitable knowledge or skills.

Dec 22

Categories: Emotional Intelligence


Emotional behavior altered after multiple exposures to anesthesia ...

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a study.

Sep 9

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Emotional ...


Study: Emotional awareness training 'reduces severe crime reoffending ...

The famous Stanford Prison experiment (1971) showed the power of behavior to elicit emotions. Once the volunteers act their part, they also begin to feel their part. It is one of the many studies that show how behavior shape emotions, but can the ...

Jul 15

Categories: Antisocial personality, Emotional Intelligence


The Weird Reason It's Hard to Empathise And Be Logical At The Same ...

The strange influence of empathising on the capacity for logical thought.

Jan 2

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Other


Does High IQ Increase the Risk of Depression and Mental Disorders?

The positive association between low IQ and depression

Dec 23

Categories: Depression, Emotional Intelligence


In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read ...

Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.

Aug 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, ...


Are we Genetically predisposed to be Sensitive, Emotion, Empathetic?

Do you jump to help the less fortunate, cry during sad movie scenes, or tweet and post the latest topics and photos that excite or move you? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, ...

Jun 24

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Sensitivity to Criticism