Emotion, core affect, and psychological construction

@article{Russell2009EmotionCA,
  title={Emotion, core affect, and psychological construction},
  author={James A. Russell},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={1259 - 1283}
}
  • J. Russell
  • Published 29 September 2009
  • Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion
As an alternative to using the concepts of emotion, fear, anger, and the like as scientific tools, this article advocates an approach based on the concepts of core affect and psychological construction, expanding the domain of inquiry beyond “emotion”. Core affect is a neurophysiological state that underlies simply feeling good or bad, drowsy or energised. Psychological construction is not one process but an umbrella term for the various processes that produce: (a) a particular emotional… 

The dynamic architecture of emotion: Evidence for the component process model

Emotion is conceptualised as an emergent, dynamic process based on an individual's subjective appraisal of significant events. It is argued that theoretical models of emotion need to propose an

The semantic structure of emotion words across languages is consistent with componential appraisal models of emotion

This work performs a secondary analysis of the large-scale data set with ratings of affective features covering all components of the emotion process for 24 emotion words in 27 countries, constituting profiles of emotion-specific appraisals, action tendencies, physiological reactions, expressions, and feeling experiences.

An Appraisal-Driven Componential Approach to the Emotional Brain

This article suggests that methodological and conceptual advancements in affective sciences militate in favor of adopting an appraisal-driven componential approach to further investigate the

Measuring Emotions Online: Expression and Physiology

Cyberemotions refer to emotions in networks that are a complex function of emotional states in individuals. Thus, measuring cyberemotions frequently involves attempts to estimate emotional states in

Representation and emotion causation: A cultural psychology approach

This paper proposes a way of conceptualizing the role of representation in emotion causation from the perspective of Vygotskian cultural psychology. It is argued that emotion is caused by the agency

COGNITIVE STRUCTURE AND CONCEPTUAL CLUSTERS OF EMOTION TERMS

The major underlying principle of the present paper is that, in opposition to the viewpoint of emotions as discrete entities, emotions are represented as clusters in conceptual space. The graded

The CODA Model: A Review and Skeptical Extension of the Constructionist Model of Emotional Episodes Induced by Music

This paper discusses contemporary advancements in the affective sciences (described together as skeptical theories) that can inform the music-emotion literature. Key concepts in these theories are

Emotion Recognition in a Multi-Componential Framework: The Role of Physiology

The findings support a description of emotion as a dynamic multicomponent process, in which the emergence of a conscious feeling state requires the integration of all the components.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 81 REFERENCES

Core affect and the psychological construction of emotion.

At the heart of emotion, mood, and any other emotionally charged event are states experienced as simply feeling good or bad, energized or enervated, which influence reflexes, perception, cognition, and behavior.

The dynamic architecture of emotion: Evidence for the component process model

Emotion is conceptualised as an emergent, dynamic process based on an individual's subjective appraisal of significant events. It is argued that theoretical models of emotion need to propose an

Appraisal processes in emotion: Theory, methods, research.

Appraisal theory has become one of the most active aproaches in the domain of emotion psychology. The appraisal process consists of the subjective evaluation that occurs during the individual's

Variety is the spice of life: A psychological construction approach to understanding variability in emotion

An approach to understanding the richness and diversity of emotional life is outlined, which suggests the counter-intuitive view that the variety in emotional life extends past the boundaries of events that are conventionally called “emotion” to other classes of psychological events that people call by different names, such as “cognitions”.

How Emotion Shapes Behavior: Feedback, Anticipation, and Reflection, Rather Than Direct Causation

The authors develop a theory of emotion as a feedback system whose influence on behavior is typically indirect, and justify replacing the direct causation model with the feedback model to justify replacing a large body of empirical findings.

Culture and the categorization of emotions.

  • J. Russell
  • Psychology, Sociology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 1991
A review of ethnographic and cross-cultural studies on emotion lexicons, the emotions inferred from facial expressions, and dimensions implicit in comparative judgments of emotions indicated both similarities and differences in how the emotions are categorized in different languages and cultures.

Consciousness and the varieties of emotion experience: a theoretical framework.

The authors classify the nature and content of emotion experience and propose that it depends on 3 aspects of attention: mode (analytic-synthetic; detached-immersed), direction (self-world), and focus (evaluation-action).

A Bio‐Informational Theory of Emotional Imagery

A theory of emotional imagery is described which conceives the image in the brain to be a conceptual network, controlling specific somatovisceral patterns, and constituting a prototype for overt

Facial and vocal expressions of emotion.

Modern evolutionary theory is informing more models, emphasizing that expressions are directed at a receiver, that the interests of sender and receiver can conflict, that there are many determinants of sending an expression in addition to emotion, that expressions influence the receiver in a variety of ways, and that the receiver's response is more than simply decoding a message.

From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions

According to Discrete Emotion Theory, a number of emotions are distinguishable on the basis of neural, physiological, behavioral and expressive features. Critics of this view emphasize the
...