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Emotional rage

Central to the science of emotion is the principle that emotions are centered in subjective experiences that people represent with language. In this way, emotions are centered in subjective experiences that people represent, in part, with hundreds, if not thousands, of semantic terms. The basic emotion theories posit that a limited number of clusters, ranging in theoretical accounts from 6 to 15, describe the distribution of all emotional states The full range of human emotional experiences can be captured in…

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The Miracle Mind-Set

Refuse to allow yourself to have low expectations about what you’re capable of creating. As Michelangelo suggested, the greater danger is not that your hopes are too high and you fail to reach them; it’s that they’re too low and you do. Have within you an imaginary candle flame that burns brightly regardless of what goes before you. Let this inner flame represent for you the idea that you’re capable of manifesting miracles in your life. … Understand that what…

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“Don’t worry, be happy!”

Promoting happiness within society is good for health, but could the over-promotion of happiness have a downside? Across 2 studies, the researchers investigated two emotion norms that are associated with an emphasis on happiness: the importance of seeking positive emotion, and the importance of avoiding negative emotion. They also studied the question whether these norms have implications for how people respond to, and seek to regulate, their negative emotional experiences. In Study 1, the scientists used an experimental design to…

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