Emotion, core affect, and psychological construction

  title={Emotion, core affect, and psychological construction},
  author={James A. Russell},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  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… 

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