Emotion and emotional expression play a fundamental role in our daily lives.
It’s 4:45 pm on a Friday. After a particularly long, grueling work week, all you can think about is how nice it will feel to spend some much-needed downtime with your friends. As you begin powering down your computer, you notice a new email in your inbox from your boss. You click open the email to find a short and extremely vague message…
As humans, most of us would like to believe that we are capable of making sound, rational decisions even during times of stress or uncertainty. In reality, research shows that many of our decisions are tainted by past emotional investments, leading us to employ flawed logic when trying to make important decisions. One bias, in particular, referred to as – sunk cost fallacy – is particularly problematic, often causing us to make decisions that are not in our best interest.
It is no surprise that most working Americans experience some form of daily stress or anxiety. Looming deadlines, long hours, and workplace politics can all contribute to stress. While a certain amount of stress is considered normal, persistent and excessive stress can interfere with worker productivity and performance.