Gut Reactions: A Perceptual Theory of Emotion (Google eBook)
Gut Reactions is an interdisciplinary defense of the claim that emotions are perceptions in a double sense. First of all, they are perceptions of changes in the body, but, through the body, they also allow us to literally perceive danger, loss, and other matters of concern. This proposal, which Prinz calls the embodied appraisal theory, reconciles the long standing debate between those who say emotions are cognitive and those who say they are noncognitive. The basic idea behind embodied appraisals is captured in the familiar notion of a "gut reaction," which has been overlooked by much emotion research. Prinz also addresses emotional valence, emotional consciousness, and the debate between evolutionary psychologists and social constructionists.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
2 Feeling Without Thinking
3 Embodied Appraisals
4 Basic Emotions and Natural Kinds
5 Emotions and Nature
6 Emotions and Nurture
activity affect programs amygdala anger anterior cingulate cortex appraisal theory argued that emotions argument associated attitudinal emotions basic emotions behavior beliefs biological blend bodily changes body brain calibration ﬁle chapter cingulate claim that emotions cognitive theories compatibilism components concepts consciousness consider constructionists core relational themes cortex Damasio defend deﬁned deﬁnition Descartes detect dimensional appraisal disgust dispositions Ekman elicit elicitors embodied appraisals emotional response evidence evolutionary evolutionary psychologists example experience facial expressions fear feeling ﬁnd ﬁrst Grifﬁths guilt happiness higher cognitive emotions identiﬁed inﬁdelity inﬂuence innate involve jealousy judgments labeling theory Lazarus Lazarus’s memory moods motivations natural kind negative emotions nominal contents nucleus accumbens occur one’s perception physiological positive emotions praisals properties propositional attitudes psychology reductionism reﬂect reliably caused romantic love sadness says that emotions Schadenfreude sense snake somatosensory system speciﬁc sufﬁcient suggests theories of emotion things thoughts tions triggered unconscious valence markers visual