Psych M.D. – Emotion


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Term: Emotion
Definition (Myers): A response of the whole organism, involving (1) physical arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience.
Definition (alternative): any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking. Dictionary
Contextual explanation: Emotion is a word that explains our feelings toward different things. When we experience a death in the family, we would experience the word sadness (which is an emotion). Emotion is expressed through body language and words.

Related terms and concepts:
The James-Lange and Cannon-Bard Theories, Cognition and Emotion, and Two Dimensions of Emotion
Unit 4 - Motivation and Emotion
Emotions and Physiology
Psych M.D. - Emotional Intelligence
Emotions
emotions



Related websites:
Components of Emotion
Britannica
Emotions
Emotion Competency
What is Emotion?
Edited by: Lydia



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