Column by Dr. John Havey
Question: Positive emotions are nice, but what good are they?
Response: With each emotion comes a desired action. Consider joy, interest, and contentment. When experiencing the feeling of joy, we are more likely to play and try to something new. When experiencing a feeling of interest, we are more likely to explore and find the interconnectedness of life. When experiencing contentment, we are more likely to savor the moment and integrate experiences.
All of these positive emotions can help us enhance our life learning or problem solving.
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