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

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Maybe you're actually catching something very different.

When Your Feelings Are Too Hot To Handle

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

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

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

4 Qualities of Mind that Alleviate Suffering

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

Preventing Mom Meltdowns and Dad Detonations

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

The Emotional Contagion Scale

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

How To Manage Your Partner's Bad Moods

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

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

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

Fear of Failure?

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

Are Children To Blame For A Partner Cheating?

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

How An Anxious Flier Can Recognize And Avoid Junk Psychology

By 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

By 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?

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

Why Writing is Good for Your Health

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

Therese Walsh: Grief and Mother-Numbness

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

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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
The hurt and anger suffered by as well as caused by folks with BPD can potent.

Imitation: Not the Sincerest Form of Empathy

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

Nostalgia: A Mental Time Machine

By 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

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

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

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