Definition

Emotion

Emotion in the way psychologists use this term there is widespread agreement that it represents a complex state of diffuse physical changes, marked by strong feelings and accompanied by a behavioral impulse towards achieving a specific goal. The identification and labeling of particular emotions involves a large element of social learning and varies widely across time and place.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Emotion
- A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body.
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