People prove adept at predicting emotional transitions

June 28, 2017

For most people, reading the emotions of those around you is second nature: Your spouse is grumpy. Your co-worker is anxious. Your child is happy.

New work from researchers, including Assistant Professor of Psychology Diana Tamir, shows that people are also quite skilled at predicting others’ future emotions, thanks to a powerful mental model of emotional transitions.

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People Prove Adept at Predicting Emotional Transitions