No-one Expects the Smiling Inquisition!

  Smiling has to be a good thing and, broadly speaking, it is, but Aparna Labroo and colleagues have conducted research that shows it depends on what you are expecting.   Despite the somewhat infamous title line from Monty Python, the research examined the...

Making people feel bad can be a strategy for helping them

People may try to make someone else feel negative emotions if they think experiencing those emotions will be beneficial in the long run, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings...