emotion

EMOTION colours all our lives, but until relatively recently it had not been a focus for psychological theory and research. Things began to change in the 1980s, with the establishment of specialist journals, the formation of a society (the International Society for Research...

Gratitude – Parent of all virtues

Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues, but the parent of all of the others – Cicero (106–43bc)

A noble person is mindful and thankful of the favours he receives from others – The Buddha...

Slings and arrows
Depression and life events

Keith Oatley describes how even in an age of genomics, neuroimaging and Prozac, our understanding of emotional disorders continues to involve the ups and downs of everyday experience. 

With the...

The term ‘nostalgia’ derives from the Greek words nostos (return) and algos (pain). The literal meaning of nostalgia, then, is the suffering evoked by the desire to return to one’s place of origin. The term was coined by the Swiss physician Johannes Hofer (1688/1934) to...