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Emotion, Emotion Concept

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Cover, ©Routledge

Christian von Scheve, Jan Slaby – 2019

This chapter outlines a concept of emotion according to which emotions are object- or situation-directed affective comportments, sorted into culturally established and linguistically labeled categories or prototypes, such as fear, anger, or happiness. Emotion categories mirror specific kinds of evaluative world-relations, such as fear in response to imminent danger or indignation to an offense. In line with concepts of emotion in a range of academic disciplines, the proposed concept conceives of emotions as cognitive and affective processes characterized by specific configurations of phenomenal experiences, bodily changes, expressive behaviors, and action tendencies.

Title
Emotion, Emotion Concept
Publisher
Routledge
Location
New York
Date
2019
Relation
Appeared in
Slaby, J. & von Scheve, C. (Ed.). Affective Societies. Key Concepts. New York: Routledge
Language
eng
Type
Text