The Upsides of Negative Emotions

In an article titled “Why Getting Angry Can Make You Happier in the Long Run” featured on, Amanda MacMillan describes the results of a study on happiness conducted at the University of Jerusalem. The study reveals why negative and unpleasant emotions lead to greater happiness in life. MacMillan quotes lead researcher Maya Tamir, a psychology professor, who explains:

“What my research shows is that happier people are those who experience the emotions they want to experience…if I am a person who finds anger desirable—for instance, because anger helps me fight injustice—I am likely to be happier if I feel some anger than if I don’t.”

Read the article which includes a link to the study here

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