What is emotion?

@article{Cabanac2002WhatIE,
  title={What is emotion?},
  author={M. Cabanac},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2002},
  volume={60},
  pages={69-83}
}
  • M. Cabanac
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
There is no consensus in the literature on a definition of emotion. The term is taken for granted in itself and, most often, emotion is defined with reference to a list: anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise. This article expands on a thesis that motivational states can be compared to each other by means of a common currency (Philos. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. 270 (1975) 265-293). I have previously argued that this common currency is pleasure. Such a conclusion is based not on… Expand
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