Feelings in the Air

Feelings in the Air

Ever feel perked up after hanging out with a friend who's positively glowing with happiness? Or ever feel in the bluesy when your partner is mildly depressed? There's a name for that: emotional contagion.

Is Divorce Contagious? Maybe It’s Something Else That’s Catching On

Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Do friends let friends divorce?

When Your Feelings Are Too Hot To Handle

Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
How to turn on your wise mind

Why Does This Baby Cry When Her Mother Sings? (Viral Video)

Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
Communicating emotion through face and melody

4 Qualities of Mind that Alleviate Suffering

Toni Bernhard J.D.
Cultivating the four sublime emotions eases suffering in yourself and in others.

Preventing Mom Meltdowns and Dad Detonations

Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Six ways to stay calm in tough parenting moments.

The Emotional Contagion Scale

Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
How susceptible are you to catching a bad case of emotions?

How To Manage Your Partner's Bad Moods

Alex Lickerman M.D.
Resisting another person's unhappiness requires a well-considered strategy

Relationships Can Heal...But Can They Also Make You Sick?

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Research suggests how to look out for yourself, no matter what.

Fear of Failure?

Tina Gilbertson LPC
Get to the root and pull it out.

Are Children To Blame For A Partner Cheating?

J. R. Bruns M.D.
Is three too much company?

How An Anxious Flier Can Recognize And Avoid Junk Psychology

Tom Bunn L.C.S.W.
Junk psychology on fear of flying is not just on the Internet. It's everywhere.

Empathy, understanding and mirror neurons

F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Being empathic is not as easy as it looks

Do You Ever Wish You Could Delete Your Feelings?

Linda Esposito LCSW
How to control your feelings so they don't control you.

Why Writing is Good for Your Health

Diane Dreher Ph.D.
The healing power of self-disclosure.

Therese Walsh: Grief and Mother-Numbness

Jennifer Haupt
How a father's death affected three sisters.

Are BPD 'Drama Queens' Manipulative, Sadistic, and Worse?

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
The hurt and anger expressed by folks with BPD can be highly contagious.

Imitation: Not the Sincerest Form of Empathy

Gillian Ragsdale Ph.D.
Emotional contagion can get in the way of real empathy.

Nostalgia: A Mental Time Machine

Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D.
We don't want to return to our past; we want our past to return to us.

Emotional Contagion on Campus

Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Don't confuse anger with intelligence

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ