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Effects of Affect Opinions Projects

affective design Improves the Edmonton.ca Experience

Last week, affective design’s latest user experience project was launched, with the help of Yellow Pencil (who handled the build) and Dirty Lab (who handled the visual design).

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Effects of Affect Neuroscience Psychology

The Power of Verbalizing Emotions

Ever wonder why it makes you feel better to talk with friends, see a counselor, or write in your journal when you’re upset? Naming or labeling emotions reduces their intensity and helps make them easier to deal with…

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Effects of Affect Emotions & Health Opinions

Expressing Love May Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

How can designing for emotion help improve medical care? An article on Medical News Today describes a study in Human Communication Research that suggests expressing love may help lower cholesterol…

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Effects of Affect Emotion & Business

The Emotional Side of Security – Part 2

Wired News has an excerpt from Bruce Schneier’s essay on The Psychology of Security

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Effects of Affect Emotion & Business Opinions

Disappointment Beats Exceeding Expectations

Medical News Today has an article from the Journal of Consumer Research about how disappointment tends to have more impact on perceptions of a product or service than when our expectations have been exceeded…

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Effects of Affect Emotion & Business Persuasion

Emotions Dominate Decision-Making

An article on USA Today discusses how a study in the field of neuroeconomics is offering some confirmination of recent observations by neuroscientists regarding emotion’s dominant role in the brain’s decision-making process…

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Effects of Affect Emotion & Business Opinions

The Emotional Side of Security – Part 1

A recent article on Dark Reading explains how security experts are realizing that internet security is both “a reality and a feeling”…

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Effects of Affect Emotional Products Opinions

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Simplicity

In northern climates, some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.), a mood disorder that causes depressive symptoms…

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Effects of Affect Emotional Products Opinions

Video Games That Improve Emotional Health

Reuters has an article about how the success of games that help to improve the mental abilities of players is inspiring developers to create a new genre of video games…

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Effects of Affect Emotion & Business Opinions

Pain, Pleasure and Purchase Decisions

An article on ScienceBlog.com discusses how researchers have used a functional MRI to image the brains of shoppers while they make purchase decisions…

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Effects of Affect Emotional Products Opinions

Video Games Provide More Than Just Fun

Reuters has an article that has also appeared on CBC News on how video games provide more than just fun, satisfying deeper psychological and emotional needs…