We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

A study that took place at the University of British Columbia showed that there is a range of positive emotions. At the start of the study, it was noted that there were 18 different positive emotions. These emotions were: awe, amusement, admiration, attachment love, contentment, compassion, enthusiasm, empathy, gratitude, hope, happiness, love, interest, romantic love, nurturant love, tenderness, schadenfreude, and sympathy.

The emotions were categorised into groups. 150 students were asked to report on the elements of each emotion. From the 1,000 elements that are frequently experienced (Such as feeling compassion for someone, for example) the study leaders condensed the elements to just 475 different ones. Following further studies, the list of emotions now stood at 15 different ones.

The results of the study showed that there are 15 different positive emotions that often overlap. The study also showed that most of us experience a range of positive but discrete emotions.

There are some controversial conclusions that have become apparent as a result of this study. For example, contentment and happiness are often thought to be distinct emotions. However, this is not what the study showed. In addition to this, the removal of the emotion compassion from the list might not sit right with a lot of people. 

When carrying out this type of study, different teams tend to use different methods and measures. This can mean that it’s hard to compare anyone’s results. 

There is still a lot of work to be done surrounding the range of positive emotions. When further work is carried out, it will be subjective which could have many different outcomes and consequences. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk