ERIC Number: EJ494090
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
What's Basic about Basic Emotions?
Ortony, Andrew; Turner, Terence J.
Psychological Review, v97 n3 p315-31 Jul 1990
The content of claims that basic emotions are the primitive building blocks of other nonbasic emotions is examined. It is suggested that the concept of basic emotions as elementary psychological primitives which explain other emotions is a false concept. An alternative approach is proposed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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