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In Stress and Coping

Three tips for listening to anger

Have you ever wondered why you get angry? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, … emotions are, in essence, impulses to act, the instant plans for handling life that evolution has instilled in us. Goleman argues that anger causes blood to flow to your hands, making it easier for you to strike an enemy or hold a weapon. Your heart rate speeds up and a rush of hormones, including adrenaline, to create a surge of energy strong enough to take “vigorous action.”…

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How to find a soulmate?

Is the phenomenon of “soulmate” familiar to you? What does it really mean? It is considered that if your partner is our soulmate you feel entirely whole, healed and intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. Soulmate differs from a life partner, who can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit. We all as social creatures have a deep and underlying desire to find that one…

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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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In Stress and Health

Does “happy” equal “healthy”?

Feeling happy is linked to good physical health among Americans but not among Japanese, finds a study in Psychological Science. Researchers analyzed data from almost 1,400 participants in two studies of midlife adults, one in the United States and one in Japan. Participants recorded how often they felt 10 different positive emotions over one month. Feeling frequent positive emotions was associated with healthy blood lipid levels known to be strongly predictive of risk for cardiovascular disease among American participants but not…

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