[PSYCHOLOGY IN THE NEWS]
The more the newborn is touched by its parents, the healthier the kid is in terms of physical health and
long-term mental health.
What is the adaptive function of emotion? It’s the psychological side of making us do more of the things
that are good for us, and less of the things that are bad for us.
There is a number of systems people use for making sense of the different emotions:
o Classify emotions in terms of whether they are positive or negative
o How strong that emotion is
o How long they last
Basic emotional research: researchers have gone to remote areas to see if basic emotions are known
even to these isolated places
Characteristic facial expression
Sensation (psychological state)
Emotion muscle groups: