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Emotion

Emotion

a strong feeling, aroused mental state, or intense state of drive or unrest directed toward a definite object and evidenced in both behaviour and in psychologic changes, with accompanying autonomic nervous system manifestations.

Origin: L. E-moveo, pp. -motus, to move out, agitate


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Evolutionary psychology

So, maybe the textbook definition of instinct doesn't completely encompass human emotion. However, it seems that some aspects of "instinct" would be helpful to some people in better understanding emotion. Instinct is "an inherited tendency of an organism ...

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by 1300
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary psychology
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Views: 622

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"intensity of emotion increases with a decrease in speed" (of the film.) This does not make physiological sense to me. Strong emotions are immediate, accompanied by an adrenalin rush. Think of horror films. In every field ...

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by sushil_yadav
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:20 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 46281

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

"intensity of emotion increases with a decrease in speed" (of the film.) This does not make physiological sense to me. Strong emotions are immediate, accompanied by an adrenalin rush. Think of horror films. They always work ...

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by animartco
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 46281

Re: Prenatal dream?

... of my life... Finally one day, I realized that it was a MEMORY, not a dream! I was in my mother's womb, floating in darkness, but experiencing one emotion after another... They were complex emotions, not just joy and sorrow, but also longing and anger and you name it! I was simply experiencing ...

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by cry4vision
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Prenatal dream?
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Views: 13955

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... science. Show me. In fact you have no science, so stop claiming you do. I personally experienced the suppression of critical thought that created emotion based arguments like yours. It's actually people like you who suppress speech. One of your pet tactics is to describe as a liberal anyone with ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:46 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 263510
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