Many psychologists are tackling the question: what are the healthiest ways to manage our emotional lives? This post reports on some of the newest, most intriguing research on how people manage their emotions and the relationship this has to psychological health.
The lay assumption seems to be that learning is a dry, staid affair best conducted in quiet tones and ruled by an unemotional consideration of the facts, and historically we have constructed our classrooms and working environments with this assumption in mind. But I argue that we learn – and work – at an optimal level when our emotions are fully engaged.
A new study of people living in Tokyo, Japan during the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis reveals important relationships between how you respond to emotion and measures of psychological health.
New research by social neuroscientist Jim Coan suggests that our friends are deeply embedded in how our brains process the world, and sheds light on how friendship yields emotional and physical health benefits.