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1 Chapter 6 Study Guide Psychology 101 Chapter 6 (212-221) Focus Question Answers and Definitions Emotion – a subjective feeling that is mentally directed towards some object. 35. According to the definitions used here, how does emotion differ from affect and from mood? An affect is a feeling associated with a certain emotion. A mood is an emotional feeling that is free-floating instead of directed at a particular object. For example: feeling – tense, jittery; mood – anxiety (not connected to anything in particular); affect – fear of something in particular. 36. Through what strategy did Plutchik arrive at his model of eight primary emotions? Why is this model not universally accepted? Plutchik asked people to rate pairs of common emotion labels for the degree of similarity between the emotions they describe. He came up with eight primary emotions that can be placed into four opposing groupings: anger vs. fear, surprise vs. expectancy, joy vs. sorrow, acceptance vs. disgust. This model is not universally accepted because emotional descriptions are influenced so much by language and culture that it would be nearly impossible to find universally agreed upon basic emotions. 37. How can emotion promote adaptive ends through their motivating and
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