"Use your words," "tell me how your feel," and "let's talk about this," are phrases many a parent has used to help their children slow down and process what they're feeling. But do these strategies actually help a person's feel better, and if so, how? In this talk Columbia College 2012 alum and current Harvard clinical psych Ph.D. candidate Erik Nook will provide an overview of his research on how words influence emotions across development. Come hear him talk about a series of studies he has conducted that provide insight into what kids, teenagers, and adults know about emotions, how people of different ages use emotion words to identify what they're feeling, and how shifting the words people use when discussing upsetting experiences can help them feel better. Time for questions will be provided, and the event will be followed by a casual conversation over drinks.
We'll be in the Fong Auditorium on First floor of Boylston Hall on Harvard's Campus.
Here's a video with some more information: https://www.facebook.com/US.NSF/videos/264578594387554/