Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Nature of emotion
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Lecture 07: Nature of emotion
This page is complete for 2021.
Overview[edit | edit source]
This lecture discusses key questions about the psychology of emotion:
- What is an emotion?
- What causes an emotion?
- How many emotions are there?
- What good are the emotions?
- Can we control our emotions?
- What is the difference between emotion and mood?
- All emotions serve a functional purpose.
Readings[edit | edit source]
- Chapter 12: Nature of emotion: Six perennial questions (Reeve, 2018)
Multimedia[edit | edit source]
- Feeling all the feels (CrashCourse Psychology #25, YouTube) (2:01 mins): an introduction to emotion.
- Emotions and the brain (Sentis, YouTube) (2:02 mins): a simple, clear explanation of emotions, the brain, and emotion regulation.
- What is an emotion? (Paul Ekman) (Mind with Heart, 2012, YouTube) (7 mins): Paul Ekman explains what emotion is, why we have emotions, and how they can be regulated.
- Inside out - Meet your emotions (Pixar, YouTube, 2015) (3:08 mins): Trailer for the animated movie Inside Out which provides an entertaining look at our inner emotions and memories.
- Lie to me (Quicksubs, YouTube, 2015) (2:01 mins): Trailer for a TV series about lie detection through analysis of facial expression and body language.
Slides[edit | edit source]
- Lecture slides
- Nature of emotion (Google Slides)
See also[edit | edit source]
Recording[edit | edit source]
- Lecture 07 recording (2021)
References[edit | edit source]
Ekman, P. & Cordaro, D. (2011). What is meant by calling emotions basic. Emotion Review, 3, 364-370. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073911410740.
[edit | edit source]
- How to spot a liar (Pamela Meyer, TED Talk, 2011, 18:51 mins)
- In depressed people, the medial prefrontal cortex exerts more control over other parts of the brain (PsyPost, 2017)