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An exploration of Alexithymia: a disconnection from internal feeling experiences. Often developed to dissociate from…
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Regulatory Focus Theory

Regulatory focus theory refers to our individual approach to self regulation. Some protect against threat…
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Reactive Aggression

Reactive aggression is motivated by an outside threat to a persons physical or mental well being….
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Ego Development

Through a mix of biological givens and environmental influences, we develop adaptive and maladaptive patterns…
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Broaden and Build Theory

According to the Broaden and Build theory, positive emotions promote growth by motivating opportunity seeking.
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We often encounter unpleasant and angering events. The emotion is normal; but, then we brood…
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Thinking Errors

We engage in a variety of thinking errors in our pursuit of happiness. If we…
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Inner Peace

A staple of wellbeing is finding inner peace. A biological system constantly in stress weakens…
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Repressed Anger

We respond to anger. The powerful emotion overwhelms and some repress. Repressed anger may leave…
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Emotion Lability

Research on the definition, symptoms, and causes of emotion lability. Emotion lability is often a…
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Psychology of Mindfulness

Emotions, often automatic and uncontrollable, signal changes demanding a behavioral response. Mindfulness, an ancient practice…
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Interpreting Emotion

We experience emotions. Living is a feeling experience; we are constantly attracted and repelled, feelings…
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Emotional Life

Our emotional life is the entirety of our emotions, and our relationship to them. Our…
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Emotional Regulation

Emotions energize and push for action. Emotional regulation utilizes emotions, directing them to fulfill life…
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Emotionally Connected

A emotionally connected partnership requires putting some personal desires on hold to embrace a partner…
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Present Moment

The present moment rejuvenates when we mindfully experience it, without undue worries over tomorrow or…
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Focusing On Feeling

Feelings are a curious thing, different from the articulatable world we inhabit—the world of conscious…
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HPA Axis

The HPA axis, also known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis plays a significant role in regulating…
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Emotional Dysregulation

Research to define, identify causes, and to discuss the psychological concept of emotional dysregulation in…
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Dyadic Regulation

Dyadic regulation refers to emotional regulation achieved through others. With dyadic regulation, partners can better…
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Emotional Contagion

Emotional contagion is an individuals tendency to automatically mimic and synchronize expressions, vocalizations, postures, and…
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Relationship Anxiety

Romantic rejection hurts—badly. The sharp pain lingers, preventing sleep, interrupting sustained thought…
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Biphasic Response

A biphasic response is a two phase reaction to a stimulus. For example, scientists and…
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Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload

We navigate the world, guided by information received through our senses. However, too much input…
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