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It is hard to delineate emotion completely from thoughts or sensations, because emotion can contain both. If you're in a certain emotional state, that means you're reading your bodily state via a series of sensations (so called interoception, as opposed to sensations originating from the world around you). You can also think about the fact that you're ...


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Technically speaking, an emotion is not different from thought the way it is processed in brain, both involve neurotransmitters. But a thought may not always be an emotion as it may include logical thinking too.


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Right. No need to reinvent the wheel, so let me Google that for you... 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" ...


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If you are interested in this from the perspective of normal-range human functioning, then you could look at the literature on emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is a broad construct. For example, an ability model breaks emotional intelligence up in terms of ability ion perceiving, using, understanding, and managing emotions. Thus, it does ...


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This is way outside of my area, but reducing identity expression definitely can increase group conformity. This is the basic idea underlying e.g. school uniforms and cultural restrictions in totalitarian regimes. It might be important to keep in mind that identity expression could promote many positive outcomes (greater creativity, more flexible approaches ...



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