What are the other theories of emotion?
Discrete emotion theory
This theory states that certain specific core emotions are biologically determined. These emotional responses are fundamentally the same for all individuals irrespective of ethnicity or cultural differences. Various parts of the brain can trigger different emotions. For example, the amygdala is the center of fear and maternal bonding. The amygdala senses fear resulting in certain physical actions and emotions. Research has shown that deaf and blind individuals also show the typical facial expressions for these same core emotions.
The 12 emotions according to the discrete emotion theory include:
Robert Plutchik’s theory
This theory claims that there are eight basic emotions:
Book two of Aristotle's theory
According to this theory, there are 9 emotions, which include:
- Indignation (feeling of anger when something is unfair)
Charles Darwin theory
The Expressions of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin claims there are around 34 emotions, which are still used as a source.
- Tender feelings
- High spirits
- Low spirits