What Causes Grief to Endure? Part 1: Your Turn

There are two sets of “emotions” the understanding of which is most helpful to understanding all perturbant emotions: grief and romantic love. To understand these two requires answering several questions about them. One of the questions is: what causes grief to endure? Continue reading What Causes Grief to Endure? Part 1: Your Turn

Do You Know Your Own Moods? Pointers to a Progressive Research Program on Core Affect

Quick: What mood are you in right now? This (loaded) question is interesting because it can help us deeply understand ourselves. It’s not that one’s current mood is highly informative, but that in order to understand oneself it helps to have a helpful mental model of moods. This is something I struggled with until I read Robert Thayer’s Calm Energy, and later, James Russell’s theory of “core affect”.

James Russell and Sylwia Hyniewska at ISRE-2017

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