Iranian leaders seem eager to use the powerful emotions surrounding his death to coalesce power around the regime. History shows that mass mourning is a powerful way to bring people together.
Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
The scientific understanding of our internal experiences is changing and it now seems likely that 'Christmas cheer' may be an emotion in itself.
Humans spend a lot of time during social occasions masking their real emotions. Why?
Whether you're a human, a dog or even a horse – how you handle pain will depend on how emotionally stable and guarded you are.
Fighting off infection comes with predictable psychological and behavioral features. Now researchers suggest an emotion coordinates this response to help you get better. They call it 'lassitude.'
Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
More attention needs to be paid to loneliness’s complex history.
Whether due to Trump or unhappiness with the mainstream media, Americans say that they are avoiding the news more than before.
Worried about an uncertain future? A psychologist offers tips to overcome the stress.
Puberty can make us behave differently.
Music doesn't get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?
Crying is something everyone does sometimes -- an expert in the history of emotions explains why people cry to express their feelings.
A person's political identity is wrapped up in almost everything they do. Exposure to opinions from the other side actually makes it worse.
Worrying a lot or a little has nothing to do with being brave, strong or your character.
Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
Into the emotional wilderness of 21st-century society, a marketplace has sprung up with places where people can safely vent.
Older people may be vulnerable to the physiological effects of anger, but not sadness.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner deep down. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
Recognising animals as sentient means welfare laws must consider animals' feelings as well as their physical conditions.