The means by which we distinguish one emotion from another is a hotly contested issue in emotion research and affective science. This page summarises some of the major theories and the evidence supporting them. The classification of emotions has mainly been researched from two fundamental viewpoints. The first viewpoint is that emotions are discrete and fundamentally different constructs while the second viewpoint asserts that emotions can be characterized on a dimensional basis in groupings.
... "An argument for basic emotions" ... Cognition and Emotion 6 (3) 169–200 ... Basic Emotions ...
... the idea that facial expressions of emotion are not culturally determined, but universal ... He therefore officially put forth six basic emotions, in 1972 Anger Disgust Fear Happiness Sadness Surprise However in the 1990s Ekman expanded his list of basic emotions, including a range of positive and ... The newly included emotions are Amusement Contempt Contentment Embarrassment Excitement Guilt Pride in achievement Relief Satisfaction Sensory pleasure Shame ...
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“When the wind carries a cry which is meaningful to human ears, it is simpler to believe the wind shares with us some part of the emotion of Being than that the mysteries of a hurricanes rising murmur reduce to no more than the random collision of insensate molecules.”
—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)