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The Nature of Emotions: Clinical Implications

  • Robert Plutchik

Abstract

Regardless of how much or how little education we have on various subjects, there is one topic on which each of us is the world’s leading expert, and that subject is ourselves. And just as we know a great deal about the public and private sides of ourselves, we know a great deal about that part of ourselves called emotions. We all believe that we know our own emotions and can recognize emotions in other people. Yet, despite this belief, experts in this field seem to have a great deal of difficulty coming to any agreement about what emotions really are. But one thing that everyone does agree on is that emotions are the source of our greatest pleasures and our greatest pains. And when we have problems in life we often refer to them as emotional problems.

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Coping Style Complex Chain Basic Emotion Personality Profile Albert Einstein College 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plutchik
    • 1
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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