Measurement Implications of a Psychoevolutionary Theory of Emotions

  • Robert Plutchik
Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 6)


Most people usually think of emotion as a subjective feeling of a certain kind, the kind for which labels like happy, sad, and frightened are appropriate. However, there is much evidence to suggest that this is too narrow a way to define emotion, that the facts available to us and the current uses of the term imply the need for a different and broader conceptualization.


Personality Trait Verbal Report Basic Emotion Functional Language Lower Animal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plutchik
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of MedicineYeshiva University, Bronx Municipal Hospital CenterBronxUSA

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