In contrast,emotion is a strong feeling which is shown and connects to other factors such as a person’s circumstances, mood or relationships with others. However, individuals who interact with people and things as part of their daily lives, play a part in anybody’s emotional state, making them feel positively or negatively about that experience.
Emotions: The social construction of feeling. Emotions more commonly called feelings are important element of human social life. Emotions are personal, why, because they are kept within the inside body of a person. Even though, as society guide people’s behavior, it guides people’s emotions.
In Affect - A basic Summary of approaches, Andrew Murphie puts forth thought on the concept of affect and how it directly correlates with the language. Affect is described as what occurs right before one becomes aware of how they are feeling, and thus turning that feeling into an emotion. That being true, affect is moment to moment and is constantly changing, for emotion is continually being altered in order for one to be fully present in every point in time. Affect comes and goes instantaneously, for at the instant when it comes, one makes an effort to put affect into words, turning the affect into a feeling or emotion and it is gone. Affect cannot be put into language, but it is always something that will be with one. That being said, one cannot describe one’s affect to another. Though, by trying to talk about one’s affect, one must speak about the instant that created said affect, and by expressing one’s thoughts about their moment to moment experience, one can try to evoke a similar experience in another’s mind.
Attempts to define “emotion” have proved to be rather difficult. Instead of searching for a comprehensive definition, Gross (2011) describes the three core features of emotions. First, emotions occur when an individual decides that a situation is relevant to his or her goals. Second, emotions are multi-faceted, and involve both subjective and physiological experiences, as well as behaviors. The third feature involves the authoritative nature of emotions. They have the powerful ability to interrupt ongoing processes, assert their priority over other activities, and force their way into awareness. For example, some traditions describe emotions as “disorganized interruptions of mental activity” (Salovey & Mayer, 1989). Emotions are such an
Christakis and Fowler state that emotions themselves contain several elements. Emotions contain a conscious element, meaning people are aware of what they’re feeling. They have a physical aspect; emotions are tied to an individuals’ health. They also have a neurological affect; altering activity and blood flow levels in the brain. Finally, emotions contain a visual aspect; they can be expressed in facial expressions and body language.
Our emotions in many cases affect our perception of events as well as the actions that we take ourselves by permeating our way of thinking, and therefore affecting each thing that we do in that moment. In particular, emotions about the perception of ourselves have been shown to have both the ability to positively and negatively affect our actions and performances in life. This is what can be
The ability to identify emotion and carry it out into one’s daily life is what defines an individual as human; if one lacks emotion, then the individual will become a robot of society. Emotion is defined as a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others
Affect is the feelings or emotions one has that are associated with the beliefs. The causes of the affect is normally started by the conative attitude. During one of the games one of the players who had been on the team the previous year joined late because of an injury and he thought he would be a starter after he started to practice with us. That was not the case as our coach benched him and he did not play a single minute. He felt he should have played and when the coach did not give him the opportunity at all he was angry over what had happened since we had lost the game. As we started to lose more games every player was not happy with the coach because we did everything he asked us to do and we did not get the desired results and it felt like every game we would lose. This changed our attitude from the beginning of the season from positive to a negative one. We felt like we were not getting better and this led to the team behaving reckless and
The perception of emotions is an important topic to study because the ability to discern emotions plays a critical role in an individual 's cognitive growth, their reasoning, behavior idiosyncrasies and the essential key of survival. Perception is the a central element to emotions, meaning that countless emotions that an individual faces occur directly upon the perception of intensely expressive to a certain stimuli. We are aware that our mood affects how we perceive the emotions of those in our surroundings and the environments we are in, but also age has a big impact as well.
In her article, Dr. Lisa Barrett explains the topic of emotional granularity. Emotional granularity can be defined as emotional intelligence; it is each individual’s ability to name their emotional state. Chapter 12 was all about “Emotions, stress, and Health”, Dr. Barrett’s article aims at educating people in her findings about how being able to label our emotions can help us balance our bodies better, hence maintain a healthier life. Dr. Barrett’s research has concluded that ambiguous labels to how a person feels can trigger the body to waste energy when trying to motivate you to take action to fix the discomfort. For example if someone states that they are having a “bad day” that does not really give the brain a truly feeling. But if that same person said “I am feeling sad today for X reason” that would give the