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Unformatted text preview: What are some possible consequences of incorrectly labeling our emotional feelings? Is this possible? If so, how could it happen? If not, why not? Some possible consequences are that these incorrect labels may become a part of my normal thinking and cause me to believe that I am what I say I am. In illustration, if i label my feelings of shame as embarrassment, I may come to believe that deep down inside, something is wrong with me. Or perhaps, if I label my feelings of love as lust, I will never actualize a truly rewarding experience out of fear that it is superficial. We feel a sensation (from, say, our skin) which travels to our brain. That part of us that is aware (our mind) labels the sensation as a particular feeling, let's say &quot;an itch.&quot; So we scratch it, making our feeling public. When we display a feeling to others, it's called an &quot;emotion&quot; (from the two Latin words, &quot;moving out&quot;)....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 355/360 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '12