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11/17/10 Personality Processes: Emotions Things to Know What 4 things related to emotions do personality psychologists strive to understand? What are/is affect, emotions, feelings, and mood? What are the 3 components of an emotion? What triggers emotional experiences? What is a basic emotion? What are the basic emotions? What is the “set-point” in emotional experiences Study of Emotion Personality psychologists have worked toward o Describing emotional experience o Outlining relationships between different emotions o Documenting the degree of individual differences in emotional life o Understanding the implication of emotional experience of happiness What is an emotion? o Emotion terminology Like the general public, psychologists are often inconsistent in what they mean by emotion Affect- refers to any kind of emotional sensation o Emotions or mood Affect broadly refers to the valence of the emotional experience Emotions are psychological states focused on appraisals of
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENGL 231 taught by Professor Ezell during the Fall '09 term at Texas A&M.

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