Gold Medal Winner, Family Choice AwardsWhat the point of guilt? Or anxiety? Or hope? Just what are these emotions trying to tell you? Everything! Emotions are a powerful and an extraordinary part of being human. Your emotions serve as an instant cueing system to inform you about a situation and motivate you to take action. If you are proud, you may feel confident enough to take on something new and challenging. If you are anxious, you may be motivated sharpen your focus and act quickly. If you are embarrassed, you may regret your misbehavior and try to do better.Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings will help you understand your emotions and gain powerful insight into who you are, how you appear to others, and what you can be. While your emotional life may feel tumultuous, your emotions are priceless. It’s time to figure just what your emotions are telling you! From the Introduction:Simply based on some of the research studies summarized in the various chapters of this book, you will learn that:
- Focusing on feelings instead of details may lead to better quality decision for certain complex decisions
- Anxiety can improve creativity, productivity, and the quality of your work.
- Anxiety-sensitivity can lead to risky behavior.
- Your friend’s embarrassing behavior won’t reflect on you.
- Having a high potential to be embarrassed can lead you to hesitate helping someone else if your help might embarrass them.
- Guilt helps you to maintain your relationships.
- Showing the pride you have in achievements can help you socially.
- Lonely people look for sources of acceptance in facial expressions.
- Hope can affect expectation and how you feel.
- Many people cry at a happy ending as a way to hold back the emotion of sadness
- Venting anger doesn’t help you.
- Spiders may be more disgusting than frightening.
- Envy leads people to focus on the details of those they envy.
- When focusing on reading material for a test, pay attention to unappealing sentences.
- Overvaluing happiness can possibly lead you to be less happy, even when happiness is within your reach.
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)|
|Age Range:||15 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Mary Lamia, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who practices in Kentfield, California. She is also a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Extending psychological knowledge to the public has been her endeavor for 30 years. For nearly a decade she hosted a weekly call-in talk show, "KidTalk With Dr. Mary," on Radio Disney stations, and her opinion has been sought in hundreds of television, radio, and print media interviews and discussions. She is the author of Understanding Myself and Emotions!: Making Sense of Your Feelings. Visit her at www.marylamia.com and follow her on Twitter: @DrLamia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Emotions: The Basics Are All in Your Head 5
Chapter 2 Anxiety Is Your Friend 15
Chapter 3 The Complexity of Fear 23
Chapter 4 Embarrassment: Being Noticed With Regret 31
Chapter 5 Hiding From Shame 39
Chapter 6 The Goodness of Guilt 47
Chapter 7 Pride and Hubris Are Self-defining 55
Chapter 8 Loneliness Has a Purpose 63
Chapter 9 Hope and Recognizing When It's Hopeless 71
Chapter 10 Sadness and Sad Love 79
Chapter 11 Maybe You Should Be Angry 87
Chapter 12 Disgust Can Make You Sick 95
Chapter 13 The Secret Life of Envy 101
Chapter 14 Interest Is More Exciting Than You Think 111
Chapter 15 Happiness Can Make You Smile or Cry 117
About the Author 146