On the Importance of Both Dimensional and Discrete Models of Emotion
AbstractWe review research on the structure and functions of emotions that has benefitted from a serious consideration of both discrete and dimensional perspectives on emotion. To illustrate this point, we review research that demonstrates: (1) how affective valence within discrete emotions differs as a function of individuals and situations, and how these differences relate to various functions; (2) that anger (and other emotional states) should be considered as a discrete emotion but there are dimensions around and within anger; (3) that similarities exist between approach-related positive and negative discrete emotions and they have unique motivational functions; (4) that discrete emotions and broad dimensions of emotions both have unique functions; and (5) evidence that a “new” discrete emotion with discrete functions exists within a broader emotion family. We hope that this consideration of both discrete and dimensional perspectives on emotion will assist in understanding the functions of emotions. View Full-Text
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Harmon-Jones, E.; Harmon-Jones, C.; Summerell, E. On the Importance of Both Dimensional and Discrete Models of Emotion. Behav. Sci. 2017, 7, 66.
Harmon-Jones E, Harmon-Jones C, Summerell E. On the Importance of Both Dimensional and Discrete Models of Emotion. Behavioral Sciences. 2017; 7(4):66.Chicago/Turabian Style
Harmon-Jones, Eddie; Harmon-Jones, Cindy; Summerell, Elizabeth. 2017. "On the Importance of Both Dimensional and Discrete Models of Emotion." Behav. Sci. 7, no. 4: 66.