Class Project – Emotion Scenarios
People often experience a complex mix of emotions in different situations. For example, if a
close friend were to win a prize you were also competing for, you might feel pride in your
friend’s accomplishment, happiness for him, sadness and disappointment in your own loss, and
inadequacy that you were not as successful as your friend. Similarly, the friend would feel
another complex mix of emotions in out-competing you for the prize. For each of the scenarios
below, we would like you to list ALL the emotions that each person in the scenarios would feel
in the situation, using the numbers from the list of emotions given below. For example, if a
person would feel both angry (X) and sad (Y), you would enter X, Y. If a person could feel
two different ways depending on what kind of person s/he was, list the emotions for both ways.
A. After taking an exam, two friends, Mike and Tom, discuss their scores.
weeks preparing for the exam, Mike failed.
Tom passed the exam and admits to Mike that
he cheated. This is overheard by their professor, Dr. Williams.
B. Jim is a doctor who was responsible for amputating the leg of his patient, Mark.
Jim accidentally amputated the wrong leg.
Although it was Jim’s fault, Jim denies that it
was his fault and blames the mistake on his intern, Monica.
C. Evelyn receives news that her boyfriend, Josh, who is a pilot in the air force, has just been
shot down from his helicopter while fighting in Iraq and disappeared without a trace.
is consoled by her friend Jack, who was Josh’s best friend.
After some months, Evelyn and
Jack fall in love and decide to get engaged.
Shortly after, Evelyn receives a call telling her
that Josh is actually alive and will be home in just a few days.
Upon Josh’s return, Evelyn
and Jack meet with Josh and tell him their news.
D. Sally falls in love with her college math teacher, Dr. Johnson.
Within a few months, the
two begin a secret, romantic relationship.
On one afternoon after class, when Sally is