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For questions regarding the concepts (e.g., happy, sad, angry) that we use to describe the changes in cognition, behavior, and experience that occur in response to physiological and environmental stimuli.

For questions regarding the concepts (e.g., happy, sad, angry) that we use to describe the changes in cognition, behavior, and experience that occur in response to physiological and environmental stimuli.

Emotion

a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
"she was attempting to control her emotions"
synonyms: feeling, sentiment; reaction, response
$\quad\quad\quad\quad$"she was good at hiding her emotions"
$\quad\quad\quad\ $ · passion, strength of feeling, warmth of feeling
$\quad\quad\quad\quad$"overcome by emotion, she turned away"

· instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge.
$\ \ $"responses have to be based on historical insight, not simply on emotion"
$\ \ $synonyms: instinct, intuition, gut feeling; sentiment, the heart
$\quad\quad\quad\quad$"responses based purely on emotion"

For further information, see Wikipedia on emotion and mood.

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