Positive emotions are nonsense

You are putting your decision-making ability at risk if you wish only to cultivate ‘positive’ emotions, said Professor Brown, opening day two of the AC conference. “There is a great danger coming out of the positive psychology field. Some emotions were thought of as positive and some negative…it’s nonsense,” he argued. “We need to manage all our emotions, including anger, disgust, fear, shame and sadness, as well as love and joy. “Judgement relies on the capacity of our brain to understand what our emotional system is telling us,” he said. Moreover, if we try to exclude...

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