What are the main theories of emotion relevant today

What are the main theories of emotion relevant today

There are many theories about emotion going back hundreds of years.   They have been grouped into categories, sub-categories and numerous lists.  Some of the main theories can still be useful today. Many psychologists identify the basic/prime emotions to be anger, fear, disgust, happiness, rage, love and sadness.  Emotion is defined as a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge According to the Oxford Dictionary the word emotion derives from Mid 16th century, denoting a public disturbance:  from French émotion, from émouvoir excite, based on Latin emovere, from e- (variant…

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