Emotions are temporal interpersonal systems.

@article{Butler2017EmotionsAT,
  title={Emotions are temporal interpersonal systems.},
  author={Emily A. Butler},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={129-134}
}
Several characteristics of emotions are that they: first, evolve dynamically over time, second, extend beyond the individual to incorporate multiple people, and third, function as a system. In other words, emotions can be seen as temporal interpersonal systems. This review summarizes current models for temporal interpersonal emotion systems (TIES), evidence they matter beyond levels of emotional responding, their connections with relationship quality and interpersonal regulation, and some of… CONTINUE READING