Category Archives: Emotions

Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers (Interpersonal Violence)

Oscar, physically and sexually abusive, stabbed his partner and two stepdaughters to death, buried the bodies, and fled the state with his two younger children. Paul, a respected investment banker, donned a Halloween mask and shot his wife and two … Continue reading

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Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are

It is one of the great mysteries of human nature. Why are some people worriers, and others wanderers? Why are some people so easy-going and laid-back, while others are always looking for a fight? Written by Daniel Nettle–author of the … Continue reading

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Music that works: Contributions of biology, neurophysiology, psychology, sociology, medicine and musicology

Many different disciplines are analyzing the impact of music today. How and why this ancient cultural asset molds, empowers and makes use of us can only become apparent in a synopsis and exchange involving scientific research. With this perspective as … Continue reading

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Get Off Your “But”: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself

“Sean is an amazing person with an important message.” —President Bill Clinton “Sean Stephenson is the Yoda of personal development, with less pointy ears.” —Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live “As we struggle with inertia to become the … Continue reading

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The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

In recent decades, empathy research has blossomed into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study. The social neuroscience approach to the subject is premised on the idea that studying empathy at multiple levels (biological, cognitive, and social) will lead to … Continue reading

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Moody Minds Distempered: Essays on Melancholy and Depression

In Moody Minds Distempered philosopher Jennifer Radden assembles several decades of her research on melancholy and depression. The chapters are ordered into three categories: those about intellectual and medical history of melancholy and depression; those that emphasize aspects of the … Continue reading

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Happiness: A Revolution in Economics (Munich Lectures)

Revolutionary developments in economics are rare. The conservative bias of the field and its enshrined knowledge make it difficult to introduce new ideas not in line with received theory. Happiness research, however, has the potential to change economics substantially. Its … Continue reading

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The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things of beauty, this book embarks … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

Aimed at psychologists, psychiatrists and other healthcare practitioners, this reference work provides an alphabetical listing of all fears, anxieties and phobias, detailed under both their medical and common names.

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Emotional Freedom Technique For Dummies

A member of the Energy Therapies family – which includes, acupuncture, acupressure and shiatsu – Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple and increasingly popular self- development therapy used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional issues. Popularised by … Continue reading

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