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.

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

Communicating emotion through face and melody

4 Qualities of Mind that Alleviate Suffering

Cultivating the four sublime emotions eases suffering in yourself and in others.

Preventing Mom Meltdowns and Dad Detonations

Six ways to stay calm in tough parenting moments.

The Emotional Contagion Scale

How susceptible are you to catching a bad case of emotions?

How To Manage Your Partner's Bad Moods

Resisting another person's unhappiness requires a well-considered strategy

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

Research suggests how to look out for yourself, no matter what.

Fear of Failure?

Get to the root and pull it out.

How An Anxious Flier Can Recognize And Avoid Junk Psychology

Junk psychology on fear of flying is not just on the Internet. It's everywhere.

Empathy, understanding and mirror neurons

Being empathic is not as easy as it looks

Do You Ever Wish You Could Delete Your Feelings?

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

Why Writing is Good for Your Health

The healing power of self-disclosure.

Therese Walsh: Grief and Mother-Numbness

How a father's death affected three sisters.

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

The hurt and anger expressed by folks with BPD can be highly contagious.

Imitation: Not the Sincerest Form of Empathy

Emotional contagion can get in the way of real empathy.

Nostalgia: A Mental Time Machine

We don't want to return to our past; we want our past to return to us.

Emotional Contagion on Campus

Don't confuse anger with intelligence

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ