Arnold's theory of emotion in historical perspective

  title={Arnold's theory of emotion in historical perspective},
  author={Rainer Reisenzein},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={920 - 951}
  • R. Reisenzein
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion
Magda B. Arnold's theory of emotion is examined from three historical viewpoints. First, I look backward from Arnold to precursors of her theory of emotion in 19th century introspectionist psychology and in classical evolutionary psychology. I try to show that Arnold can be regarded as belonging intellectually to the cognitive tradition of emotion theorising that originated in Brentano and his students, and that she was also significantly influenced by McDougall's evolutionary view of emotion… 
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