Happiness is not complicated. Anyone can be happy if they open up their hearts. But in present world, we tend to move away from that path and therefore cause sadness to ourselves. As more and more people become self-centred, they constantly find themselves running after the elusive happiness.
This video shows how happiness comes to those who are keen to make others happy. To be happy, one has to selflessly show interest in helping others be happy. It is essential to share your happiness as it can’t exist in vacuum. Happiness is contagious.
The emotions that we all wish to experience but can’t find a path or in major cases, we don’t have time to look beyond ourselves. Sometimes, way to happiness is through happiness. All we have to do is let go and see the world from a different perspective!
Berkeley, September 11, 2017 : A new study challenges a long-held assumption in psychology that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
Using statistical models to analyse the responses of 853 men and women, who are demographically diverse, to 2,185 emotionally evocative video clips, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have identified 27 distinct categories of emotion and created a multidimensional map to show how they are connected.
According to the study published in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, there are smooth gradients of emotion between, for instance, awe and peacefulness, horror and sadness, and amusement and adoration.
“We don’t get finite clusters of emotions in the map because everything is interconnected,” Xinhua quoted lead author Alan Cowen as saying.
The results showed that study participants generally shared the same or similar emotional responses to the videos shown to them, providing a wealth of data that allowed the researchers to identify 27 distinct categories of emotion.
Through statistical modelling and visualisation techniques, the researchers organised the emotional responses to each video into a semantic atlas of human emotions.
“We found that 27 distinct dimensions, not six, were necessary to account for the way hundreds of people reliably reported feeling in response to each video,” said study senior author Dacher Keltner. (IANS)
People with supportive partners are more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges, suggests a study
Participants with discouraging partners expressed a lack of confidence
The researchers found that the most supportive partners showed enthusiasm about the opportunity and encouraged their partners
Washington, Aug 12, 2017: According to a recent study, it’s a supportive relationship that makes people more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed.
The Carnegie Mellon University psychologists found that people with supportive partners were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later after accepting those challenges.
Lead author of the study, Brooke Feeney said, “We found support for the idea that the choices people make at these specific decision points, such as pursuing a work opportunity or seeking out new friends, matter a lot for their long-term well-being”, mentioned ANI.
The research was carried on 163 married couples that provided one member of each couple with a choice- either to solve a simple puzzle or compete for a prize by giving a speech. The researchers then recorded the couples’ communications as they decided whether to take challenges.
It was noted that participants with more supportive and encouraging partners were more in favor of competing for the prize, while those with discouraging partners expressed a lack of confidence. Six months later, those who attempted the more challenging task reported having more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being, and better relationships than those who didn’t.
The researchers found that the most supportive partners showed enthusiasm about the opportunity, encouraged their partners, and talked about the potential benefits of taking on the challenge.
Feeny adds, “Significant others can help you thrive through embracing life opportunities. Or they can hinder your ability to thrive by making it less likely that you’ll pursue opportunities for growth.”
In a recent study carried out by Professor of Psychology at University of London, Agnieszka Golec de Zavala, participants participated in two different postures
While some did Yoga poses, others did power poses (for two minutes) while researchers studied the psychological effects
Feelings of heightened self-esteem and energy was seen in those who did the Yoga postures
July 21, 2017: Recently, a study was carried out led by Agnieszka Golec de Zavala, professor of psychology at University of London to understand how science can link yoga to happiness. Participants did Yoga poses and power poses for two minutes while the researchers studied their psychological effects.
It was observed that individuals who tried the yoga poses had heightened self-esteem, more energy and over all happiness.
There are different theories as to why this may be true. One of the theory is that the tenth cranial nerve, which is longest nerve in the automatic nervous system responsible for unconcious functions of the body and emotional regulations is somehow linked to Yoga’s psychological effects.
The asanas of Yoga combined with regulated breathing and mind meditation is a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically. Today, Yoga is popular in most countries of the western societies.
Many studies have established a clear relation between Yoga and the state of happiness. Yoga helps relieve chronic pain. It is also helpful in regulating diabetes, asthma, lymphoma and artery disease. Mental health problems such as depression and disorders can also be successfully managed through Yoga.
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A healthy lifestyle can be achieved if Yoga is incorporated into the daily life of the individual. Yoga helps distract the mind through negativity and chaos. Fatigue can be reduced through Yoga as well.
Yoga is also a great way to heighten self-esteem. There have been few studies by science to demonstrate how a posture has an impact on the psychological state of the individual.
The participants who did Yoga poses felt much higher self-esteem than those individuals who did the power poses. They had more energy and empowered attitude about themselves.
The power poses may come across as a more dominant posture, but it was the Yoga poses that helped brain form an empowered image of the self.
The vagus nerve is important in this whole process. It connects the body to the brain. It is a central organ in the automatic nervous system. It regulates breathing, digestion and heart rate.
– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: Saksham2394