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Module 31 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EMOTION HUMAN EMOTION: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER Types of emotions “Basic” emotions o Fear, anger, joy, disgust, surprise, and sadness o Interest, acceptance, contempt, pride, shame, and guilt may be added Robert Plutchik (1980) o Basic emotions provide the building blocks for more complex emotions o 3 ways of accounting for the richness of human emotions 8 basic emotions Different intensities of emotions New emotions formed through mixtures of the eight basic emotions James Russell (1980) o Circumplex model Taxonomy that divides all human emotions along two independent dimensions – pleasantness and intensity Dynamics of emotion Emotions are dynamic, complex, and ever changing – not easily captured in a snapshot Richard Solomon (1980) o Opponent-process theory of emotion Are there gender differences in emotion? People think that women are more emotional and men are less emotional Women disclose their feelings to others more than men do
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