Affect, Mood, and Emotions

  • Katharina LochnerEmail author


Affect is commonly used as an umbrella term for emotions and moods (Frijda, 1994). However, emotions and moods are distinct phenomena. Whereas emotions usually have a stimulus event, are comparatively intense, short in duration, and have behavioural implications (Scherer, 2005); moods consist of rather global, undirected, and mostly unconscious background sensations that are more stable than emotions (Lischetzke & Eid, 2011). In addition, emotions evoke autonomic arousal (Diener, Scollon, & Lucas, 2009).


Facial Expression Mood State Negative Mood Basic Emotion Mood Induction 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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