Brain function, emotional experience and personality

  title={Brain function, emotional experience and personality},
  author={David Lee Robinson},
  journal={Netherlands Journal of Psychology},
  • D. Robinson
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Psychology
  • Netherlands Journal of Psychology
One objective of this article has been to develop a taxonomy of ‘sensations’, ‘feelings’ and ‘basic emotions’, and to distinguish these from personality traits. A second objective has been to clarify the relationship between emotional experience and personality and to describe how neurological differences can cause differences in the dynamics of emotional experience, either directly or as a consequence of a bias in learning, which are manifest as differences in personality or temperament, and… 

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