Chapter 4 - QFR

Chapter 4 - QFR - Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308...

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Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308 October 26, 2011 Chapter 4 – Questions for Review 1. What are the similarities and differences between emotions and moods? What are the basic emotions and the basic mood dimensions? According to the book emotions are intense feelings that are directed at someone or something. Moods on the other hand are feelings that are less intense than emotions and often don't have contextual stimulus. Emotions are often fleeting compared to moods. A person shows their emotion towards something or someone, for example friend or event, but moods aren't usually directed towards anything or anyone. Emotions are usually accompanied by distinct facial expressions but moods are not. One important fact is that emotions can easily be turned into moods when the person loses his or hers focus on the event or object that started the feeling in the first place. According to the book emotions and moods are closely connected and can influence each other. Basic emotions are a controversial topic to discuss. Many psychologists have tried to identify basic emotions but emotions are considered to be too complex to be classified to different categories. Many researchers have agreed on six essentially universal emotions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, disgust, and surprise. Emotions can also be characterized being positive or negative. Basic moods can be divided to positive and negative dimensions. High positive affect would consist of emotions: excitement, self-assurance, and cheerfulness. Low positive affect would consist of fatigue, boredom, and sluggishness. High negative affect consists
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course BUS 308 taught by Professor Adou-dy during the Fall '11 term at NC Wesleyan.

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