From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions

@article{Colombetti2009FromAP,
  title={From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions},
  author={G. Colombetti},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={407 - 425}
}
  • G. Colombetti
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • 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 variability and context-sensitivity of emotions. This paper discusses some of these criticisms, and argues that they do not undermine the claim that emotions are discrete. This paper also presents some works in dynamical affective science, and argues that to conceive of discrete emotions as self-organizing… CONTINUE READING
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