Category Archives: Emotions

Emotions, emotions and learning

Feminine/Masculine and Emotionality from a Marginalized Childhood

In the context of the Law of Inclusion that promotes social mixing of Chilean students, we study a subsidized school which has always been free and without a selection of students. We try to understand the children’s social inclusion/exclusion processes in this marginalized … Continue reading

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Extending the extended mind: the case for extended affectivity

The thesis of the extended mind (ExM) holds that the material underpinnings of an individual’s mental states and processes need not be restricted to those contained within biological boundaries: when conditions are right, material artefacts can be incorporated by the … Continue reading

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Emotion: Social Psychological Aspects

People may perceive emotion as residing in the individual and composed of some portion of the personal subjective experience. However, certain common patterns of emotional experience exist. Shared social definitions of emotions are generally recognized, and these can be evoked … Continue reading

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Emotions and Social Movements

The study of emotions in social movements and collective action has been a growing field for about two decades. It gained new momentum after 2011, with the global protest wave of the “Arab Spring” and Occupy Wall Street and the … Continue reading

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Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can’t

Take the following scenario. You are nearing the end of a busy day at work when a comment from your boss diminishes what’s left of your dwindling patience. You turn, red-faced, towards the source of your indignation. It is then … Continue reading

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How we make emotional decisions

Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety. Since sons arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a … Continue reading

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How emotions affect logical reasoning

Recent experimental studies show that emotions can have a significant effect on the way we think, decide, and solve problems. This paper presents a series of four experiments on how emotions affect logical reasoning. In two experiments different groups of … Continue reading

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How Do We Feel the Emotions of Others?

When you see your friend disgusted to the point of vomiting, or laughing until it hurts, you immediately experience what your friend feels. Why do we feel the emotions of others around us? Neuroscience research (the study of the brain) … Continue reading

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On the relationship between emotion and cognition

The current view of brain organization supports the notion that there is a considerable degree of functional specialization and that many regions can be conceptualized as either ‘affective’ or ‘cognitive’. Popular examples are the amygdala in the domain of emotion and the … Continue reading

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Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition: Integrative Perspectives on Intellectual Functioning and Development

The central argument of this book is that cognition is not the whole story in understanding intellectual functioning and development. To account for inter-individual, intra-individual, and developmental variability in actual intellectual performance, it is necessary to treat cognition, emotion, and … Continue reading

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