The laws of emotion.

@article{Frijda1988TheLO,
  title={The laws of emotion.},
  author={N. Frijda},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1988},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={
          349-58
        }
}
  • N. Frijda
  • Published 1988
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American psychologist
It is argued that emotions are lawful phe- nomena and thus can be described in terms of a set of laws of emotion. These laws result from the operation of emotion mechanisms that are accessible to intentional control to only a limited extent. The law of situational meaning, the law of concern, the law of reality, the laws of change, habituation and comparative feeling, and the law of hedonic asymmetry are proposed to describe emo- tion elicitation; the law of conservation of emotional mo- mentum… Expand
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