Emotions Tag

With the continuous spread of the global pandemic COVID-19, people across the world are affected not only physically but also mentally. Emotions are affected deeply and with almost the entire world getting locked down, emotional stress is quite normal during this time. David DeSteno is a Psychology professor in the College of Science at Northeastern University. He says that the constant inundation of emotionally fraught images...

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psychology

The field of psychology can explore the human mind and provide an understanding of human behaviours. It can also interpret actions, emotions, and attitudes through the changes that occur throughout an individual, as they move through different stages of life. This human behaviour, according to the scientists of Northeastern University is 93 per cent predictable.   Albert-László Barabási, a professor of Physics, studies that although human behaviour...

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SAD

The holidays are a joyous time, where all your family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and just as well, life. However, it is researched that this is also a time where people feel increasingly stressed or just SAD. No, not the emotion sad, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is one of the major forms of depression that is more prominent among these...

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lab

The mind is an interesting subject to study on, with its intricate, complicated nuances making people act the way they do. Ajay Satpute thought along these same lines, which made him try his hand in many fields - such as psychology and religion - before finally settling on neuroscience. After completing his graduation and post-doctoral from the University of California and Columbia University respectively, he...

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Emotions

The realness of emotions has been a topic of debate among many psychologists for centuries. The idea of the discussion started with an article named ‘Emotions are real’ written by Lisa Feldma, a professor of Psychology at Northeastern University.   There always has been an argument regarding the portrayal of physiological factors corresponding to the feelings experienced by a person. There can be various examples such as...

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fear

Fear is a deeply wired fundamental reaction that has evolved over the history of biology in order to protect organisms against the perceived threat to their existence or integrity. We are all aware of it, but what actually happens in our brain when we are afraid? Ajay Satpute, an assistant professor of psychology at Northeastern University is probing through people’s brains as they face their...

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Feelings and misconceptions

Feelings are a state of emotion. They express anger, happiness, sadness, jealousy, anxiety, etc.  However, there has been an age-old misconception attached to its origins. We have continued to believe that individual emotions or feelings—anger, disgust, fear, sadness, joy—arise from specific “blobs of brain circuitry” anchored in discrete regions of the human brain. A recent groundbreaking research by Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of...

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empathy

Apart from a few rotten tomatoes in our society, everyone loves dogs. However, not less than our own babies, right? Well, an interesting study begs to differ. Northeastern University’s professors, Jack Levin and Arnold Arluke found out that we have almost equal empathy for puppies and dogs as well as for babies and kids of our own species. What’s even more interesting is that this...

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poetry

Nothing is a better medium to express your emotions and feelings than soulful songs and beautiful poetry. Northeastern University’s own professor, Margaret Burnham, likes to organise events surrounding this expression of emotions. She is the professor of Law, and the one to orchestrate a special event which mainly focused on music and poetry. It was to pay tribute to those nine people who got killed...

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