Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Aspects of emotion

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Lecture 08: Aspects of emotion

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This is the eighth lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.

What causes emotion?
Biology? Cognition? Sociality?


This lecture discusses biological, cognitive, social and cultural aspects of emotion.



  1. Chapter 13: Aspects of emotion (Reeve, 2018)


The video explains the work of Paul Ekman in codifying the intricate ways in which emotions are revealed through facial expressions:

The video explores the concept of unconscious emotional mimicry in relation to smiling:

This video explores and demonstrates what is becoming "emotionally" possible for robots:


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Izard, C. E. (2010). The many meanings/aspects of emotion: Definitions, functions, activation, and regulation. Emotion Review, 2, 363-370. Retrieved from

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