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Emotion refers to short-lasting affective states. Emotions are complex - they involve physiology, cognition, behaviour, and social communications, as well as feelings. However, the main reason for the occurrence of different emotions is that they each serve a motivational function.

Types of emotion[edit]

Some of the main types of emotion are:

  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Disgust
  • Contempt
  • Guilt
  • Surprise
  • Joy

Emotion causes[edit]

Model of emotion (Reeve, 2015)

Emotion images[edit]

What emotions do you think are depicted in these images?

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To find more emotion pictures, visit the Motivation and Emotion gallery or go to the emotions category on Wiki Commons.

See also[edit]