How are you feeling today? Are you jumping for joy, or did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed? How much do you know about why it is you feel the way you do?
Jealousy is the fear of losing something, such as a lover, promotion or friend, to someone else. A popular misconception about jealousy is that it is the same as envy, which refers to wanting something that someone else has.
The phrase "green with envy" is thought by some to date back to the ancient Greeks; jealousy was believed to result in the overproduction of bile, rendering skin a light shade of green.
The hypothalamus activates the "fight or flight" response.
Scientists theorize that fear-extinction memories form in the amygdala but then are transferred to the medial prefrontal cortex for storage. The new memory created by fear extinction resides in the medial prefrontal cortex and attempts to override the fear memory triggered in the amygdala.
At least one in eight adolescents and one in 33 children experience major depression, according to Mental Health America.
Research with magnetic resonance imaging reveals that the brains of people with depression have abnormal levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, the messengers between the brain and the body.
Acetylcholine is a chemical that tempers adrenaline. Dopamine is thought to be the "pleasure chemical," producing a feeling of bliss, while norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline and produces the racing heart and excitement that comes during the first states of love.
Only 3 percent of mammals aside from the human species form family relationships.
The common denominator in most acts of hatred is fear, usually fear of different types of people or ideas.
In studies, respondents have identified talking things over with the offender as the most appropriate way to deal with anger. This form of anger control is more appropriate than holding your anger in or expressing anger outwardly in ways that include physical assault on people or objects.