Emotions are basically our feelings, they are cognitive aspect but physical sensation. It has a great concern with consciousness. Emotion motivate, trigger and direct behavior in these and other situation. Emotions are highly influenced by learning and cognitive process.The motivated person usually moves physically towards some goal or away from some aversive situation. The emotional person “moved internally” by psychologically significant situation. This moving experience of emotion involves both physiological responses as well as psychological. Emotions are mixture of physiological arousal, expressive behavior and conscious experience.
Emotions are basically the response to stimuli from the challenge of a final exam to the excitement of a job interview. As emotions are linked with one’s feelings therefore there are many emotions which lies over indiviuals behavior. Mind wandering’s, thoughts and mental activities directly cope with emotions.
There is a wide range of emotions so we can divide them into two main categories :
- Positive Emotions
- Negative Emotions
Emotions are built from the inter-play of physiological arousal, expressive behavior and conscious experiences.
Common sense tells most of us cry because we are sad, lash out because we are angry and tremble because we are afraid. As we perceive a stimulus, physiological arousal takes place in result we experience emotion. Emotion is based on our perception if we perceive a stimulus positively, the emotion will be positive while negative perception leads to negative emotions.
The labeling of arousal depends on an attribution, which is the process of identifying the cause of the event. People may attribute their physiological arousal to different emotions depending on the available information of situation.
Our appraisal of a situation contributes to our emotion experience. Observation suggest that cognitive appraisals are often sufficient to determine the quality of experience. Quality of emotion would be determined by the appraisal of situation if they are in a neural state of autonomic arousal.