Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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Psychology for the cultural explorer
Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D.
New research explores the neural mechanisms of how motivation can bias perception.
New research explores the role of culture on the link between negative emotions and health outcomes.
Our cultures—diverse and magnificent—color the way we experience the world and shed light on what it means to be human.
Present-moment awareness can be beneficial for our psychological health and a valuable coping mechanism against stress.
Research sheds light on the transformative power of one of humankind’s most cherished virtues.
New research shows how negative emotions change the brain’s neural circuitry by suppressing connectivity of the “trust network.”
Rather than it being a divine gift reserved for a special few, most of us can boost our charisma levels with the help of a few tricks. Start with how you speak.
To effectively lead multicultural organizations, managers need more than a crash course on the dos and don’ts of different country profiles.
Research on how people make and break rules can help us understand each other better – across nations, organizations and families.
Research suggests that we all are emotion theorists, deciding for ourselves what we believe about emotions. These beliefs, in turn, influence our psychological health.
Hard-to-translate words from around the world that pertain to well-being can enrich our lives in surprising ways.
Insights into the complex relationship between praise and narcissism and what it really takes for children to cultivate healthy self-esteem.
From our behaviors to our attitudes, the Finnish concept of sisu offers insights into living a good life.
Become aware of conversational style and harness the power of your words to create stronger bonds with others.
Positive experiences of living abroad can have many benefits, including a clearer sense of self.
Research shows how helping others to manage their emotions can enhance our own emotional well-being and decrease symptoms of depression.
There are many recipes for a good life. According to a renowned psychologist who has spent his career studying happiness, they all share one universal ingredient.
A pioneering researcher in Cultural Psychology reveals how our emotional lives are influenced by our cultures.
According to ancient scriptures and modern psychology, there is more to wisdom than knowledge and experience.
There are many paths toward well-being through kindness and self-compassion. Yet the success of these strategies depends on one key caveat: It’s not what you do, but why you do it.
Insights into our emotions from one of the most influential psychologists of our time.
The meaning and symptoms of depression can vary around the world. So can the ways people cope with it.
Cultural keywords reveal values, ways of thinking and feeling in different cultures.
How do families turn adversity into a catalyst for growth? Insights from research on family resilience.
We can influence our emotions using different strategies — some more effective than others.
The roads that lead to foreign language mastery are as fascinating as the languages themselves. Here are four tips to help you along the way.
How the right attitude can become a powerful resilience strategy.
Non-verbal skills are crucial for effective communication—at home and across cultures.
Whether we trust others with our hearts or our heads, trust is an elixir for our relationships.
As architects of our experiences, we need not be at the mercy of our emotions — rather, we can learn to master them.
Marianna Pogosyan, Ph.D., is an intercultural consultant specializing in the psychology of cross-cultural transitions.