Constructing emotions: Weaving meaning from memories

  title={Constructing emotions: Weaving meaning from memories},
  author={Susan Kippax and June Crawford and Pam Benton and Una Gault and Jenny Noesjirwan},
This paper is in three sections—theory, method and data. We consider that emotions are socially constructed, and begin with an interpretation of social constructionism as it applies to emotion. The conclusion drawn from the analysis of theories from a variety of disciplines is that it is important to incorporate and extend the notion of appraisal into a study of emotion. This notion is prominent in the cognitive approach and the social constructionist approach allows the cognitive and social… CONTINUE READING