Emotions are
psychological state A mental state is a state of mind that an agent is in. Most simplistically, a mental state is a mental condition. It is a relation that connects the agent with a proposition. Several of these states are a combination of mental representation A men ...
s brought on by
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changes, variously associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioural responses, and a degree of
pleasure Pleasure refers to experience that feels good, that involves the enjoyment of something. It contrasts with pain or suffering, which are forms of feeling bad. It is closely related to value, desire and action: humans and other conscious animals f ...
displeasure {{Short pages monitor * Konstantinos V. Petrides – Greek-British psychologist who specializes in emotion, personality, psychometrics, and philosophy of mind. professor of psychology and psychometrics at University College London * Jesse Prinz – American philosopher who specializes in emotion, moral psychology, aesthetics and consciousness * James A. Russell (born 1947) – American psychologist who developed or co-developed the PAD emotional state model, PAD theory of environmental impact, emotion classification#Circumplex model, circumplex model of affect, prototype theory of emotion concepts, facial expression#Criticism, a critique of the hypothesis of universal recognition of emotion from facial expression, concept of , developmental theory of differentiation of emotion concepts, and, more recently, the theory of the emotional expression#Psychological construction model, psychological construction of emotion * Klaus Scherer (born 1943) – Swiss psychologist and director of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences in Geneva; he specializes in the psychology of emotion * Ronald de Sousa (born 1940) – English–Canadian philosopher who specializes in the philosophy of emotions, philosophy of mind and philosophy of biology * Jonathan H. Turner (born 1942) – American sociologist from the University of California, Riverside, who is a general sociological theorist with specialty areas including the sociology of emotions, ethnic relations, social institutions, social stratification, and bio-sociology * Dominique Moïsi (born 1946) – authored a book titled ''The Geopolitics of Emotion'' focusing on emotions related to globalization

See also

* Affect measures * Affective forecasting * Emotion and memory * ''Emotion Review'' * Emotional intelligence * Emotional isolation * Emotions in virtual communication * Facial feedback hypothesis * Fuzzy-trace theory * Group emotion * Moral emotions * Social sharing of emotions * Two-factor theory of emotion


Further reading

* Dana Sugu & Amita Chaterje
"Flashback: Reshuffling Emotions"
''International Journal on Humanistic Ideology'', Vol. 3 No. 1, Spring–Summer 2010. * Cornelius, R. (1996). ''The science of emotion''. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. * * * González, Ana Marta (2012). The Emotions and Cultural Analysis. Burlington, VT : Ashgate. * Ekman, P. (1999).
Basic Emotions
. In: T. Dalgleish and M. Power (Eds.). ''Handbook of Cognition and Emotion''. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Sussex, UK:. * Nico Frijda, Frijda, N.H. (1986). ''The Emotions''. Maison des Sciences de l'Homme an
Cambridge University Press
* * Hogan, Patrick Colm. (2011)
''What Literature Teaches Us about Emotion''
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. * Hordern, Joshua. (2013)
''Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology''
Oxford: Oxford University Press. * LeDoux, J.E. (1986). The neurobiology of emotion. Chap. 15 in J.E. LeDoux & W. Hirst (Eds.) ''Mind and Brain: dialogues in cognitive neuroscience''. New York: Cambridge. * Mandler, G. (1984). ''Mind and Body: Psychology of emotion and stress''. New York: Norton
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* Nussbaum, Martha C. (2001) ''Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions.'' Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. * Plutchik, R. (1980). A general psychoevolutionary theory of emotion. In R. Plutchik & H. Kellerman (Eds.), ''Emotion: Theory, research, and experience: Vol. 1. Theories of emotion'' (pp. 3–33). New York: Academic. * Roberts, Robert. (2003). ''Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology.'' Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. * * * Solomon, R. (1993). ''The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life''. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing. * * b:Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience/Motivation and Emotion, Wikibook Cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience * Dror Green (2011). "Emotional Training, the art of creating a sense of a safe place in a changing world". Bulgaria: Books, Publishers and the Institute of Emotional Training.

External links

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