Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Nature of emotion

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Lecture 07: Nature of emotion

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

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Overview[edit | edit source]

This lecture discusses six key questions about the psychology of emotion:

  1. What is an emotion?
  2. What causes an emotion?
  3. How many emotions are there?
  4. What good are the emotions?
  5. Can we control our emotions?
  6. What is the difference between emotion and mood?

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Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Chapter 12: Nature of emotion: Six perennial questions (Reeve, 2018)

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

  1. A CrashCourse introduction to emotion:
  2. A simple, clear video explaining emotions, the brain, and emotion regulation:
  3. Paul Ekman explains what emotion is, why we have emotions, and how they can be regulated:
  4. The Pixar movie Inside Out provides an entertaining look at our inner emotions and memories:
  5. Trailer for a TV series about lie detection through analysis of facial expression and body language:

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References[edit | edit source]

Ekman, P. & Cordaro, D. (2011). What is meant by calling emotions basic. Emotion Review, 3, 364-370.

External links[edit | edit source]

This video provides a more detailed discussion about how to tell when someone is lying: