Emotional Blogging


One of the problems with
blogging is that content gets old really fast. This can mean that great old
posts can get lost under the sheer weight of new ones. To rectify this, and as
I’m currently writing about emotion here, I’ve searched some of the other blogs
I read to see what they’ve had to say about it. In the process I’ve dug out
some old, and not so old, posts which provide some interesting insights into
different aspects of emotion research.
Developing intelligence has
this piece on robotic behavior.
“…a team lead by David Bell
from Queen’s University is using emotions to guide robotic behavior. Their
robot responds to new objects with a cascade of feelings; initial fearfulness
gives way to caution and inquisitiveness.”
The second that depression was
linked to emotional sensitivity towards others:
“Depressed people are normally
thought of as being somewhat disengaged from the rest of the world, but
psychologists at Queen’s University in Canada have found that mildly depressed
students actually have a heightened ability to detect other people’s emotions.”

Mind Hacks points out a piece from the Guardian about why the search for happiness could be pointless, and why the unemotional are better gamblers.
About the author

Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about
scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book
“Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.