You aren't at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD
"Can you look at someone's face and know what they're feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research -- and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think."
Emotional Wellness Toolkit
National Institutes of Health | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
An Evolutionary Anatomy of Affect: Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How and Why We Feel What We Feel
Meet Inside Out’s Emotion Coach
Annie Minoff, Ira Flawtow, Dacher Keltner
"Most of us would prefer to ignore or deny negative emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and disgust. But Pixar’s new hit film Inside Out asks viewers to get up close and personal with uncomfortable emotions. That, says the film’s science advisor Dacher Keltner, could be a good thing. Inside Out takes place almost entirely inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley, a happy-go-lucky kid whose life is thrown into an emotional tailspin by her family’s move. Keltner, a professor of psychology and an emotion researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, talks with Ira about the value of sadness, and how he helped Inside Out’s filmmakers navigate a child’s mind."
How to process your emotions
School of Life, TED-Ed
"In order to be calm and at ease with ourselves, we need regular periods where we do something rather strange-sounding: process our emotions. The School of Life provides a guide to this essential psychological move."
The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox
Michigan State University
Lisa Laughman LMSW, ACSW
"This toolbox is a place where we will store educational videos created to help you strengthen your emotional resilience and psychological flexibility. We hope having access to the toolbox allows you to share this learning with others in your life."
Why faces don’t always tell the truth about feelings
"Although AI companies market software for recognizing emotions in faces, psychologists debate whether expressions can be read so easily."
Primer on Emotions
A curated selection of resources for learning about emotions