Articles about: emotions

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wspinaczka

Affect regulation and risk-taking in extreme sports

Psychology, 23-03-2021

Extreme sports are by definition risky, but any such sport can be practiced in a more or less safe way. Some try to minimize the risk, while others undertake activities that are associated with a higher risk of an accident. What distinguishes more risky people?

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twarz bez emocji
twarz bez emocji

Alexithymia or emotional illiteracy

Neurobiology, Psychology, 20-10-2020

The term “alexithymia” was introduced in the 1970s by Sifneos and Nemiah, who noticed that patients with psychosomatic diseases often have problems with talking about their emotions, focus on details, have poor imagination and a rigid body posture. The term comes from the Greek words a – lack, lexis – the word, thymos – emotions, […]

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strach

The smell of emotions

Neurobiology, 17-10-2020

It is well known that many animals communicate their emotional states by changing their body odor, but the role of the sense of smell in humans has been underestimated for many years. However, research indicates that communication of emotions through smells also occurs in us.

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kolory

The influence of colors on emotions and abilities

Psychology, 14-10-2020

Colors are a very important issue for many people. Choosing the right color for the interior or clothing is often a difficult decision. However, those who expect that I will give simple advice will be disappointed ;) The psychology of colors is not yet a developed field of science and there are no simple tips. […]

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pocałunek

What motivates people to have sex?

Psychology, 08-08-2020

Why do people have sex? What encourages women to have sex and what about men? These questions were answered by studies by David Buss and Cindy Meston from the University of Texas. The researchers began searching for answers to these questions with a study in which they asked participants to list as many reasons as […]

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test rorschacha

20 Psychology Myths

Neurobiology, Psychology, 25-12-2018

In society, many myths concerning various branches of psychology are commonplace. I would like to refute some of them and pass on knowledge in line with scientific research. You will also find out where some myths come from and why they are so popular.

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młodszy brat przytula płaczącą siostrę

Neurobiology of empathy

Neurobiology, 22-11-2015

Psychology distinguishes between two types of empathy. From the perspective of emotions empathy is the ability to empathize emotional states of other people, but from the cognitive perspective – the ability to understand the beliefs, feelings and intentions of others. Empathy is a complex process, which involves at least two paths: “bottom-up” and “top-down”. The […]

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skok w tandemie

Time perception during tandem skydive

Psychology, Skydiving, 19-08-2015

The stories of people who during traumatic events seemed that time slowed down or stopped are well known. There are not many scientific studies that investigate the issue, but several scientists investigated this phenomenon in the lab. They showed among other that while viewing a stressful film about a bank robbery, the respondents were under the […]

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szybowiec

Emotions during the first parachute jump and glider flight

Psychology, Skydiving, 15-08-2015

According to the Solomon’s theory Solomon negative emotions are followed by positive emotions because the nervous system seeks to compensate emotions and reach optimal level. The opposite emotion is formed slowly and lasts longer than its original state.

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