Classification of feelings and emotions

When the acknowledged importance, which consists of feelings and emotions in human life, uniform classification of emotions and feelings is still not created. Almost every eminent researcher, trying to understand and analyze this issue, has highlighted some of its features, rankings, stats. While experts don't even agree which of these concepts in a broader sense or emotion. Someone calls emotions simplest emotional States arising from the dissatisfaction or satisfaction of some needs and feelings of subjective experiences on the basis of the highest human needs. Another researcher notes that feelings is an elementary process, which may occur emotion is a complex set of relationships, feelings and sensations. Which one is more correct and more accurate to highlight the kinds of emotions - is unknown. But more still widely used theory which feelings are considered "higher rank" and depth.

Types or classification of emotions, developed by the American psychologist K. Sardam, includes ten fundamental emotions: joy, interest, surprise, anger, distress, disgust, fear, contempt, shame, guilt.

For example, B. I. Dodonov considers the kinds of emotions from the point of view of subjective value experiences.

Feelings is the most difficult form of course of emotional processes in human life. The kinds of feelings and emotions, if you look at them from this angle include emotional and conceptual components.

Classification of emotions and feelings:

- the Supreme;

- moral;

- practical;

- intellectual;

- aesthetic.

Let us briefly, what are the kinds of feelings and emotions according to the above classification. Higher feelings meet the highest social needs of a person, for example, love to the Motherland, to his city, to his people. Moral feelings affect the regulation of interpersonal relationships. They have for themselves and others. An example of moral sentiments can be the conscience, love, friendship. Practical feelings include experiences in employment and other spheres of activity, and intellectual - the joy of learning something new, surprise, doubt. Aesthetic feelings a person experiences when contemplating or creation of something beautiful.

Emotional sphere include another aspect, the ambivalence. It is that you can experience the diametrically opposite emotions to the same object or subject. For example, you can admire someone for courage and bravery, and at the same time to condemn the folly.

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