Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/20 emotions
Tutorial 09: 20 emotions
The 2021 tutorial is complete.
The 2022 tutorial is in development.
Overview[edit | edit source]
This tutorial discusses the nature and functions of 20 individual emotions.
Individual emotions[edit | edit source]
Emotion knowledge can be developed by learning to distinguish a wide range emotions.
When dealing with many emotions, it helps to chunk them into categories.
According to Reeve (2018), which emotions fit into these three categories? (see Table 1)
- Basic (7)
- Self-conscious (5)
- Cognitively complex (8)
20 Individual Emotions Organised Into Three Categories (based on Reeve, 2018; links go to Wikipedia articles)
|Basic (7)||Self-conscious (5)||Cognitively complex (8)|
Matching exercise[edit | edit source]
- In pairs, discuss and complete the 20 Individual Emotions Matching Exercise
Discussion[edit | edit source]
- What is your "favourite" or "most interesting" emotion(s)?
- What is the difference between shame and guilt?
- Both involve feeling bad about the standard of the self's behaviour.
- Shame is public; Guilt is private
- Shame focuses on self; Guilt focuses on behaviour
- What are the two types of envy?
- Benign: Focuses on self-improvement (building up)
- Malicious: Focuses on undermining another (tearing down)
- What is the difference between disappointment and regret?
- Both involve experiencing an outcome that is worse than expected.
- Disappointment: Perceives that one's behaviour could not have lead to a different outcome
- Regret: Perceives that, had one's behaviour been different, a better outcome could have been achieved
- What are the two aspects of pride?
- Authentic: Based on actual achievements)
- Narcissistic/Hubristic: Based on a desire to be better/more dominant than others
- What is the difference between empathy and compassion?
- Empathy: Mirrors the feelings of another
- Compassion: Motivates action to help another
- What are the two aspects of gratitude?
- Indebtedness Exchange-based relationship: If the receiver focuses on what was received (e.g., $50), then the receiver may feel indebted to repay, leading to an exchange-based relationship
- Care Communal relationship: If the receiver focuses on the giver (e.g., a friend), then the receiver may feel cared for and loved, leading to a communal relationship
- What is the opposite of hope?
Readings[edit | edit source]
- Chapter 14: Individual emotions (Reeve, 2018)
Project work[edit | edit source]
- Book chapter development guided by student questions which often include:
Recording[edit | edit source]
- Tutorial 09 recording, 2021
See also[edit | edit source]
- Individual emotions (Lecture)