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Happy endings aren't always best
Advertisements for financial planning services and medications often employ mixed emotions in their advertising. They may begin by raising concern about one's future and end in vignettes evoking positive emotions. Or they may start with strong, positive feelings and then induce worry. Does it matter which sequence of emotions advertisers apply in their messages? (2007-02-12)

Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions
New research from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare. Given an increasing desire among consumers to ensure that farm animals have the best possible welfare, the research could pave the way for changes in how animals are looked after. (2014-12-03)

Arts-based groups benefit individuals with mental health conditions
A new study found that participation in arts-based groups -- such as those that involve choir singing and creative writing -- benefits the emotions of both healthy adults and those experiencing mental health conditions. (2017-07-19)

Linguistics may be clue to emotions
Words may be a clue to how people, regardless of their language, think about and process emotions, according to a Penn State researcher. (2005-01-20)

Friendships start better with a smile
If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile. It works because people are much more attuned to positive emotions when forming new bonds than they are to negative ones. Don't try to fake it, however, because people can recognize a sincere smile a mile away. This is according to a study that sheds light on how relationships are formed and maintained. The findings are published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion. (2015-05-26)

With age comes a sense of peace and calm, population research center study shows
Aging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts. Catherine Ross and John Mirowsky, professors of sociology, have published the findings in (2008-05-19)

Carnegie Mellon researchers find links between happiness and health, but questions remain
There is growing evidence that positive emotions such as happiness are linked to good health and increased longevity, but too many questions remain unanswered to draw definitive conclusions, according to a review of research conducted over the past 10 years by Carnegie Mellon University researchers. (2005-12-14)

Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories
Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by music and pictures. (2018-12-11)

Positive emotions slash bias, help people see big picture details
Positive emotions like joy and humor help people (2005-02-01)

Can feeling too good be bad? Positive emotion in bipolar disorder
Positive emotions like joy and compassion are good for your mental and physical health, and help foster creativity and friendship. But people with bipolar disorder seem to have too much of a good thing. In a new article to be published in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychologist June Gruber of Yale University considers how positive emotion may become negative in bipolar disorder. (2011-07-22)

Happy head, happy heart: Positive emotions may promote heart-healthy behaviors
People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers. (2015-10-05)

Feeling guilty versus feeling angry -- who can tell the difference?
The ability to identify and distinguish between negative emotions helps us address the problem that led to those emotions in the first place. But while some people can tell the difference between feeling angry and frustrated, others may not be able to separate the two. Clinically depressed people often experience negative emotions that interfere with everyday life. A new study examines whether clinically depressed people are able to discriminate between different types of negative emotions. (2012-09-24)

With age comes a sense of peace and calm
Aging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts. (2008-05-19)

Study shows meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness
With much of the world practicing varying degrees of social distancing and lockdown, researchers have been investigating the key to happiness in isolation. (2021-01-11)

The power of pride
A shopping experience can be a good thing. So good, in fact, that you might leave a store with a level of pride at having found a good deal. It would seem logical that you would certainly return to that store for more, right? Well, not necessarily, say the authors of an article in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. (2005-03-29)

University of Kansas research finds human emotions hold sway over physical health worldwide
A researcher from the University of Kansas has spearheaded a new investigation into the link between emotions and health. The research proves that positive emotions are critical for upkeep of physical health for people worldwide, above all for those who are deeply impoverished. The study, a joint undertaking between KU and Gallup, will be presented Wednesday, March 4, at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Chicago. (2009-03-04)

Case Western Reserve University study links emotions in play and memories
Psychologists from Case Western Reserve University have found that the range of emotions that children use in play can be used as an indicator of how emotionally charged their memories will be. (2006-10-25)

Anorexia fueled by pride about weight loss
Those in the Rutgers study being treated for anorexia not only suffered with negative emotions but also felt emotionally positive, having a sense of pride over being able to maintain and exceed their weight-loss goals. (2014-08-04)

Why do hopeful consumers make healthier choices than happy ones?
Happy people are more likely to eat candy bars, whereas hopeful people choose fruit, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. That's because when people feel hope, they're thinking about the future. (2011-04-19)

Giving to charity: Feeling love means doing more for distant strangers
Marketers often use positive emotions such as hope, pride, love, and compassion interchangeably to encourage people to donate to charitable causes. But these distinct emotions can lead to different results, and love alone has the power to inspire giving to those with whom the giver has no connection, according to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research. (2015-04-29)

Young children understand the benefits of positive thinking
A study of 90 children ages 5-10 shows that even kindergarteners know that thinking positively will make you feel better. And parents' own feelings of optimism may play a role in whether their children understand how thoughts influence emotions. The researchers gathered their data using illustrated stories that were read to the children, which the children then responded to, and through parent surveys. (2011-12-22)

Why guilt doesn't keep some of us from making the same mistakes twice
Many of us experience a tinge of guilt as we delight in feelings of pleasure from our favorite indulgences, like splurging on an expensive handbag or having another drink. Yet, in spite of documented ambivalence towards temptation and well-meaning vows not to succumb again, consumers often repeat the same or similar choices. A new study examines repeated impulsive behavior despite the presence of guilt -- important research underscored by the increasing prevalence of binge drinking, obesity and credit card debt. (2007-08-07)

The complicated consumer: Positive ads aren't always the most effective
Ads that feature positive emotions, like happiness, are not always the best way to reach consumers, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2009-06-15)

MU researchers find planning, positivism influence employment success at different stages
With America's unemployment rate higher than it has been in decades, many people find themselves looking for jobs. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri focus on what job seekers need to get ahead of the competition. The Mizzou scientists found that certain planning activities and positive emotions have a large impact on success in finding a job. (2009-09-24)

Positive emotions more contagious than negative ones on Twitter
New study shows that emotions spread like a virus through Twitter; some people are more susceptible than others to this 'emotional contagion;' positive emotions are much more contagious than negative ones. (2015-11-06)

New research links consumer behavior to the weather
It's a sun-drenched weekend afternoon. You're at a music store listening to demo CDs and leave the store with a load of CDs. But did the music grab you? Or was it the weather? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests you are the proud owner of those CDs not because you fell in love with them as much as because you were simply having a good day. (2005-11-14)

Happy people are healthier, Carnegie Mellon psychologist says
Happiness and other positive emotions play an even more important role in health than previously thought, according to a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine by Carnegie Mellon University psychology Professor Sheldon Cohen. (2006-11-07)

Educational psychology: Finding the fun in maths
New work by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers on students' emotional attitudes to mathematics confirms that positive emotions and success at learning in math mutually reinforce each other. (2017-02-08)

New study shows emotional cost for parents who put on a happy face for their children
Recent research suggests that parents' attempts to suppress negative and amplify positive emotions during child care can detract from their well-being and high-quality parent-child bonds. (2016-02-23)

Words to express emotion vary greatly in their meanings across languages
Almost all humans feel the emotion of love, but does that mean the Turkish word sevgi or the Hungarian word szrelem, which both translate to love in English, convey the same feeling? (2019-12-19)

Sadness lasts longer than other emotions
Why is it that you can feel sad up to 240 times longer than you do feeling ashamed, surprised, irritated or even bored? It's because sadness often goes hand in hand with events of greater impact such as death or accidents. You need more time to mull over and cope with what happened to fully comprehend it, say researchers in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion. (2014-10-30)

Why 'I'm so happy I could cry' makes sense
The phrase 'tears of joy' never made much sense to Yale psychologist Oriana Aragon. But after conducting a series of studies of such seemingly incongruous expressions, she now understands better why people cry when they are happy. (2014-11-11)

Psychologists warn that therapies based on positive emotions may not work for Asians
Thinking happy thoughts, focusing on the good and downplaying the bad is believed to accelerate recovery from depression, bolster resilience during a crisis and improve overall mental health. But pursuing happiness may not be beneficial across all cultures. (2011-04-25)

Machine learning offers glimpses into the emotional lives of mice
Using a machine learning algorithm to analyze mouse facial expressions, Nejc Dolensek and colleagues have uncovered the neurological origins of emotional states. (2020-04-02)

When wanting is more important than having: Will that new car really make you happy?
Materialistic consumers may derive more pleasure from desiring products than they do from actually owning them, and are willing to overspend and go into debt because they believe that future purchases will transform their lives, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2013-01-15)

Online mirrors: Video bloggers and viewers share emotions
Examining over 2,000 video blogs, or vlogs on YouTube, researchers from Tilburg University found we mirror the emotions of those we see online and seek out people who share our emotions. (2018-12-27)

For teens, multitasking makes them feel better -- and worse
Multitasking makes adolescents feel both more positively and more negatively about the main task they're trying to accomplish, a new study finds. But the study -- which examined young people's actual multitasking behaviors over 2 weeks -- found that only the positive emotions affected whether young people choose to combine tasks later. (2019-10-30)

Are positive emotions good for your health in old age?
The notion that feeling good may be good for your health is not new, but is it really true? A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews the existing research on how positive emotions can influence health outcomes in later adulthood. (2011-01-20)

Music can evoke positive emotions
Music can evoke positive emotions, which in turn can lower the listener's stress levels. Everyday music listening is therefore a simple and effective way to enhance well-being and health, according to a new doctoral thesis in psychology from the University of Gothenburg. (2012-03-05)

Social connections drive the 'upward spiral' of positive emotions and health
People who experience warmer, more upbeat emotions may have better physical health because they make more social connections, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2013-05-09)

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