Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Nature of emotion
Lecture 07: Nature of emotion
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This is the seventh lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.
The 2022 lecture is complete.
The 2023 lecture is in development.
This lecture discusses key questions about the psychology of emotion:
- What is an emotion?
- What causes an emotion?
- How many emotions are there?
- What good are the emotions?
- Can we control our emotions?
- What is the difference between emotion and mood?
- All emotions serve a functional purpose.
- Chapter 12: Nature of emotion: Six perennial questions (Reeve, 2018)
- Feeling all the feels (CrashCourse Psychology #25, YouTube) (2:01 mins): an introduction to emotion.
- Emotions and the brain (Sentis, YouTube, 2012) (2:02 mins): a simple, clear explanation of emotions, the brain, and emotion regulation.
- Inside out - Meet Riley's emotions (Pixar, YouTube, 2015) (3:08 mins): Trailer for the animated movie Inside Out which provides an entertaining look at our inner emotions and memories.
- What is an emotion? (Paul Ekman) (Mind with Heart, 2012, YouTube) (7 mins): Paul Ekman explains what emotion is, why we have emotions, and how they can be regulated.
- Lie to me (Quicksubs, YouTube, 2015) (2:01 mins): Trailer for a TV series about lie detection through analysis of facial expression and body language.
- Lecture slides
- Nature of emotion (Google Slides)
- Mindsets, control, & the self (Previous lecture)
- Aspects of emotion (Next lecture)
- Lecture 07 recording (2022)
Ekman, P. & Cordaro, D. (2011). What is meant by calling emotions basic. Emotion Review, 3, 364-370. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073911410740.
- How to spot a liar (Pamela Meyer, TED Talk, YouTube, 2011, 18:51 mins)
- In depressed people, the medial prefrontal cortex exerts more control over other parts of the brain (PsyPost, 2017)