Emotions and Moods
is a generic term that covers a broad range of feelings that people
experience. It’s an umbrella concept that encompasses both emotions and moods
are intense feelings that are directed at something or someone. Usually
very brief, accompanied by a distinct facial expression and are action oriented in
are feelings that tend to be less intense than emotions and that often
(though not always) lack a contextual stimulus. Last longer than emotions,
generally not indicated by facial expressions, and cognitive in nature.
The Basic Emotions
anger, contempt, enthusiasm, envy, fear, frustration,
disappointment, embarrassment, disgust, happiness, hate, hope, jealousy, joy,
love, pride, surprise, and sadness.
The Basic Moods
Positive or negative.
is a mood dimension consisting of positive emotions such
as excitement, self-assurance and cheerfulness at the high end and
boredom, sluggishness, and tiredness at the lower end.