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Categorical/Declarative Affect

  • Enjoyable Emotions
  • This is a chapter from Paul Ekman’s book Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to improve Communication and Emotional life. This and the other chapters from the book available in CSAR’s library are a wonderful starting place for a deeper understanding of the categorical affects (aka declarative affects) — the ones with names. Dr. Ekman’s work follows on Darwin’s proposal that there are 7 emotions found across all cultures and each has a corresponding, wired in, facial expression. They are the hyper- aroused affects of anger, surprise, fear and pride, and the hypo-aroused affects of sadness, shame and disgust. This chapter is a discussion of enjoyable emotions. ...

  • Anger
  • This is a chapter from Paul Ekman’s book Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to improve Communication and Emotional life. This and the other chapters from the book available in CSAR’s library are a wonderful starting place for a deeper understanding of the categorical affects (aka declarative affects) — the ones with names. Dr. Ekman’s work follows on Darwin’s proposal that there are 7 emotions found across all cultures and each has a corresponding, wired in, facial expression. They are the hyper- aroused affects of anger, surprise, fear and pride, and the hypo-aroused affects of sadness, shame and disgust. This chapter is a discussion of anger. ...

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