Guilt not as persuasive if directly tied to personal responsibility
Research has uncovered that guilt works better when it's more 'existential', meaning it appeals to a person’s general desire to better society rather than giving them direct responsibility for a specific problem. A tactic that might be seen as overly manipulative.
Want to achieve your goals? Get angry!
How can this powerful emotion help you reach challenging goals? This article unveils how the negative emotion - anger - will result in positive outcomes.
Changing feelings can boost creativity for conventional thinkers
Can we train conventional thinking employees to think more creatively? Can negative emotions be used as opportunities to practice flexible thinking?
Feeling hungry really can make us feel "hangry"
As glutamate levels decrease, we become less sociable, more irritable and less ethical. Office and school bullying is often the result of low glutamate levels.
Men experience more emotional pain during breakups
Are men truly less emotionally invested in relationships than women, or is it the case that men are simply stigmatized out of sharing their feelings? When talking about relationship problems, the most common theme mentioned was about the emotional pain caused by the problems, rather than the problems themselves.
Men, women ride the same emotional roller coaster
Contrary to widely held gender stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men. Feelings such as enthusiasm, nervousness or strength are often interpreted differently between the two genders. It's what being "emotional" means to men vs. women that is part of the study that dispels these biases.
Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding, and partners new clients
Clients or funders are looking for relational clues in pitches. They are asking, at least on a subconscious level, “Can I work with this person?” “Can I trust this person?” and “What do I have in common with this person?”
Higher income predicts feelings such as pride and confidence
The effects of income on our emotional well-being should not be underestimated - having more money can inspire confidence and determination while earning less is associated with gloom and anxiety. But money doesn't necessarily make a person more compassionate and grateful.
What makes a happy couple, a happy family, or a happy workplace?
Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of your romantic, familial and workplace relationships.
The best way to support stressed out friends and family
Too often we try and console people by using language that is more about us than them. The person in an anxious, stressed or depressed state is not concerned with what you understand or know.
"Feeling obligated" can impact relationships during social distancing
In a time where many are practicing ‘social distancing’ from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation—from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor—benefit or harm a relationship?
Love actually: Americans agree on what makes people "feel the love"
Strong men, dictators and authoritarian CEOs rely on fear rather than love. But leaders who show love to their followers and acknowledge their strengths and try earnestly to meet their needs produce better, more harmonious and vastly more productive societies and businesses.
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