emotion

Many would consider what England Rugby are facing on Saturday as a high-pressure situation. Whilst pressure is very much in the eye of the beholder, the event importance, public scrutiny, requirement for effort, and inherent uncertainty of competition supplies...

Emotional shorts is a collection of podcasts developed by experts at the Centre for the History of Emotions at the Queen Mary University. Blending the humanities with science and history, each podcast candidly explores ways in which humans have engaged with emotions such as...

Two exhibitions are underway at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester this spring, featuring newly commissioned artworks which invite us to explore different experiences of being human, including the relationship between our...

The Neuroscience of Emotion provides an overview of the history, current theories and, importantly, limitations of research in emotion. It serves as an introduction to the field primarily for research scientists in adjacent areas, as it presumes the reader has a firm grasp of...

In a nutshell, what is Emotion-Focused Therapy?

It's an exploratory process which views the empathic relationship and, more specifically, empathic attunement to affect, as being most important. People experience painful emotions and these are seen as...

Emotional labour, or being forced to show emotions that don’t reflect what you’re actually feeling, has been studied extensively among service industry workers. However, Dr Ludmila Musalová, who works with consultancy and research company Greenstreet Berman...

Like many, I am increasingly frustrated with our education system. Can we go on being slaves to the curriculum, in light of rising anxiety and depression in young people? There has to be another way, and in this context I find the recent interest in an emotional component to...

It’s no secret that older age is associated with widespread decline and undesirable changes. A full head of hair thins out and randomly distributes to strange places on one’s body (like in the ears!). Skin droops and wrinkles, eyesight becomes less acute, and hearing requires...

If you have ever been in a sad mood – perhaps the weather is gloomy, a friend disappointed you, or you did poorly on a test in school – it is common to want to watch a sad movie. In fact, during the fall and winter months melancholy is a common emotion and results in watching...

If you look hard enough at someone’s face, can you tell what they are feeling? Let’s say they seem puzzled, frustrated or relieved. How much information do you get from the face itself and how much comes from what else is happening: what the person is up to, where they are,...