Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Nature of emotion
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Lecture 07: Nature of emotion
This page is complete for 2020.
Overview[edit | edit source]
This lecture discusses six 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?
Images[edit | edit source]
Readings[edit | edit source]
- Chapter 12: Nature of emotion: Six perennial questions (Reeve, 2018)
Multimedia[edit | edit source]
- A CrashCourse introduction to emotion:
- Feeling All the Feels: Crash Course Psychology #25 (CrashCourse, Youtube) (Watch until 2:01; total 10:50 mins)
- A simple, clear video explaining emotions, the brain, and emotion regulation:
- Emotions and the brain (2:02 min video by Sentis)
- Paul Ekman explains what emotion is, why we have emotions, and how they can be regulated:
- Paul Ekman 2 of 5 What is an Emotion? (~7 mins by Mind with Heart, 2012)
- The Pixar movie Inside Out provides an entertaining look at our inner emotions and memories:
- Inside Out - Meet Your Emotions - My Life (3:08 mins by Pixar, 2015)
- Trailer for a TV series about lie detection through analysis of facial expression and body language:
- Lie to me - Promo 2 (2:01 mins)
Slides[edit | edit source]
- Lecture slides (Google Slides)
- 2020 handouts:
See also[edit | edit source]
- Core emotions (Tutorial)
- Mindsets, control, & the self (Previous lecture)
- Aspects of emotion (Next lecture)
Recording[edit | edit source]
- Lecture 07 recording (2020)
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.
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This video provides a more detailed discussion about how to tell when someone is lying:
- How to spot a liar (Pamela Meyer, TED, 2011, 18:51)