Category Archives: Emotions

Emotions, emotions and learning

Emotion and Music

Emotion regulation is the ability to manage and respond to an emotional experience effectively. It typically involves a choice of emotions, when to have them, and how to express them. For example, if the regulation goal is to reduce a … Continue reading

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Theories of Emotion: Integrating philosophy and the social sciences

The study of emotion is being taken on by many different fields of research. In particular, the social sciences are providing many new areas of development within the field. Philosophy is specially equipped to add to the research on human … Continue reading

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The emotional power of poetry: neural circuitry, psychophysiology and compositional principles

It is a common experience—and well established experimentally—that music can engage us emotionally in a compelling manner. The mechanisms underlying these experiences are receiving increasing scrutiny. However, the extent to which other domains of aesthetic experience can similarly elicit strong … Continue reading

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Feminine/Masculine and Emotionality from a Marginalized Childhood

In the context of the Law of Inclusion that promotes social mixing of Chilean students, we study a subsidized school which has always been free and without a selection of students. We try to understand the children’s social inclusion/exclusion processes in this marginalized … Continue reading

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Extending the extended mind: the case for extended affectivity

The thesis of the extended mind (ExM) holds that the material underpinnings of an individual’s mental states and processes need not be restricted to those contained within biological boundaries: when conditions are right, material artefacts can be incorporated by the … Continue reading

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Emotion: Social Psychological Aspects

People may perceive emotion as residing in the individual and composed of some portion of the personal subjective experience. However, certain common patterns of emotional experience exist. Shared social definitions of emotions are generally recognized, and these can be evoked … Continue reading

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Emotions and Social Movements

The study of emotions in social movements and collective action has been a growing field for about two decades. It gained new momentum after 2011, with the global protest wave of the “Arab Spring” and Occupy Wall Street and the … Continue reading

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Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can’t

Take the following scenario. You are nearing the end of a busy day at work when a comment from your boss diminishes what’s left of your dwindling patience. You turn, red-faced, towards the source of your indignation. It is then … Continue reading

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How we make emotional decisions

Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety. Since sons arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a … Continue reading

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How emotions affect logical reasoning

Recent experimental studies show that emotions can have a significant effect on the way we think, decide, and solve problems. This paper presents a series of four experiments on how emotions affect logical reasoning. In two experiments different groups of … Continue reading

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