Psychology of Emotions
In this paper, we have chosen to discuss on the topic of emotions in the field of psychology. We will discuss many different aspects in describing the definition of emotions and will also argue on various types of emotions like being excited, happy, sad, angry, scared, tender and so on.
Emotions and Related Theories
What is emotion and how do we describe it? The search for answer to this question has been on for many thousands of years and will carry on for much more time to come. However a scientific explanation to this can be given that emotions are very complex psycho-physiological experiences of any persons state of mind which are defined and altered by many internal as well as environmental influences. Emotions of human beings are considered to be more complex as compared to that of any other living creatures like animals or plants, this is because they involve more complex form of physiological arousal, any sort of expressive behavior or any type of conscious experience.
The emotions of any common individual is usually related with that persons mood, level of temper, its overall personality, its disposition and its overall motivation skills. Motivations can be used to boost the behavior whereas the emotions give the vital ingredients to the motivation factor. The study of emotions has not been developed into any sort of standardized classifications in order to justify itself, but rather it can be defined through many different categories such as the cognitive and non-cognitive set of emotions, the instinctual vs. cognitive set of emotions and so on. “Emotions can also be described based on the time factor such as some emotions occur and last for only few moments like any surprise, while others may last for many years like revenge or love.” (Roberts, 2003).
In the field of Psychology, there are mainly five key theories.