Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we live in an age that ignores or devalues them. But we've much to gain from feeling sad now and again.
And if you don't, there's still time to change.
For all their defiant talk of 'business as usual', savvy leaders know that any good response to a crisis is also an emotional performance.
Most revenge isn't violent or dramatic, but instead involves petty acts against coworkers or lovers. And some types work better than others.
Research shows empathy itself does not have any limits. If it appears limited, it is because of people's goals, values and choices.
A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
Robots may match humans in recognising different types of emotions in the next few decades.
What research says about why debates about faith get so heated online.
The polls convinced many that Clinton was headed to the White House. But the polls were misleading – and one behavioral scientist thinks emotion led respondents to mislead pollsters on purpose.
This election season has brought more anger and name-calling than any in recent history, and it has affected many of us. Here are some ways you can ward off some of the stress associated with it.
Many regions fundamental to mood are buried deep in the most primordial parts of the brain; that is, they are thought to have been among the first brain regions to develop in the human species.
The most famous moment in sports commentary tells us a lot about getting the giggles.
On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
We think we know when we feel it – but here's what is really going on in our brains and bodies.
Emotional competence can help children do better at school.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
What makes cults so attractive to their followers?
It seems obvious to say that opera "moves" people. But the question of "how" it moves people is far less straightforward. Cue a new research project pegged to Voyage to the Moon.
Researchers have tried for many years to understand the nature of romantic love. But it remains a mystery.