Autonomic Nervous System Differences among Emotions

  title={Autonomic Nervous System Differences among Emotions},
  author={Robert W Levenson},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={23 - 27}
  • R. Levenson
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
Following decades of controversy and uncertainty, there is now sufficient empirical basis for asserting the existence of a limited set of autonomic differences among emotions. Findings of autonomic distinctions among emotions-derived from the work of the author and his colleagues using two methods of emotion elicitation are reviewed. For five of these autonomic distinctions, convergent findings from the work of other investigators using the same and other elicitation methods are presented. 
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