What Do Ghosts Feel?
In a bit of Halloween hilarity, APS Past Board Member Lisa Feldman Barrett and humorist Daniel J. Barrett make the case for extending emotion research into the spirit world.
Facebook And Mortality: Why Your Incessant Joy Gives Me The Blues
NPR: Clearly, researchers love Facebook, even if some of the rest of us are ambivalent. A 2012 survey of social science papers related to the social network turned up 412 separate studies, and there have
Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures
Every day, millions of people – including senators, doctors, and teachers — make consequential decisions that depend on predicting how other people will feel when they experience gains or setbacks. New research looking at events
The Science Behind #Phelpsface
Outside: Prior to Monday’s 200-meter butterfly semifinals, NBC’s cameras caught Michael Phelps sitting alone in a corner, headphones on, with the meanest of mugs. As soon as Phelps finished the event—securing a spot in the finals, which
Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists, and other things the Olympics teaches us about human emotions
The Washington Post: The Olympics is a laboratory for testing the limits of human strength and endurance. But it serves as a laboratory for other types of experiments, too. One such experiment has been helping researchers
Does Hot Weather Fuel Road Rage?
Hot weather seems to amplify people’s responses to provocation, ultimately increasing rates of aggressive behavior and violence.