Opponent Process Theory

I’m happy to finally have a name for that [phenomenon that I always knew existed]( but of which I never had a scientific explanation.

> Back in 1980, psychologist Richard Solomon came up with an idea he called the “ [opponent process theory]( ” (paywall). Broadly, this states that whenever you feel one emotion, you’re slated to feel the opposite next. This would explain why after feeling happiness, we feel slightly gloomy.

By Robert

Robert is a Christian, aspiring minimalist, software dev manager and paper airplane mechanic located in North Carolina.