Why Study Emotion?

  • Michael Lewis
  • Linda Michalson

Abstract

This is a volume about emotions, moods, and their development. We will spend considerable time in Chapter 2 defining terms, but for the time being, let us consider “feelings” to be those activities that are often distinguished from “thinking.” Emotions are a subset of feelings, and moods are the enduring aspects of emotions. In attempts to apply categorical labels to human behaviors, labels such as cognitive, affective, and emotional are often more confusing than clarifying. Thus, while we try in this chapter to set the stage for the study of emotion and mood, the terms emotion and affect may be used interchangeably.

Keywords

Leukemia Income Expense Arena Plague 

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Copyright information

© Michael Lewis and Linda Michalson 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lewis
    • 1
  • Linda Michalson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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