Category Archives: Emotions

Emotions, emotions and learning

Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition: Integrative Perspectives on Intellectual Functioning and Development

The central argument of this book is that cognition is not the whole story in understanding intellectual functioning and development. To account for inter-individual, intra-individual, and developmental variability in actual intellectual performance, it is necessary to treat cognition, emotion, and … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Emotions

In order for human beings to flourish, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson argues, we need to get essential daily nutrients—not only from food, but also from a laugh, a hug or even a smaller moment of positive emotion, especially with someone with … Continue reading

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Emotions Are Cognitive, Not Innate

Researchers propose emotions are cognitive states which occur as a result of conscious experiences, and not innately programmed into our brains. Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of … Continue reading

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The perils of a Life in Isolation

Humans are hardwired to interact with others, especially during times of stress. On the other hand, when we go through a trying ordeal alone, a lack of emotional support and comradeship can increase our anxiety and hinder our ability to … Continue reading

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Emotional Cognition: From Brain to Behavior

Emotional Cognition gives the reader an up to date overview of the current state of emotion and cognition research that is striving for computationally explicit accounts of the relationship between these two domains. Many different areas are covered by some … Continue reading

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Brains in Pain Cannot Learn and Maltreatment the Developing Child

Buried deep in the brain’s limbic system is an emotional switching station called the amygdala, and it is here that our human survival and emotional messages are subconsciously prioritized and learned. We continually scan environments for feelings of connectedness and … Continue reading

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Developing Teachers’ Social and Emotional Skills

Emotions are at the heart of what teachers do and why they do it. Educators come to teaching with dreams of changing the odds for disadvantaged children, inspiring a love for learning, or developing critical thinkers. Research has found that … Continue reading

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El campo Emocional en la Educacion

Juan Casassus. Desde inicios de los años noventa se esta viviendo una revolución emocional de gran envergadura. No es que las emociones hayan cambiado, sino que las informaciones de las investigaciones mas duras sobre el cerebro, y las de las … Continue reading

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Emociones y Lenguaje en Educación y Política

Humberto Maturana. Me han pedido responder a una pregunta: ¿la educación actual sirve a Chile y a su juventud?, y en caso de respuesta afirmativa, ¿para qué o para quién? Al mismo tiempo, me han pedido que considere esto desde … Continue reading

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Educação para Desenvolver Competências Socio-emocionais

Uma das saídas para reconectar o indivíduo ao mundo onde vive passa pelo desenvolvimento de competências socioemocionais. Nesse processo, tanto crianças como adultos aprendem a colocar em prática as melhores atitudes e habilidades para controlar emoções, alcançar objetivos, demonstrar empatia, … Continue reading

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