chapter  6
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Affect regulation: The three affect-regulation systems, caring and CFT

Our biosocial goals and motivations for (say) sex, status, attachments and achievements are guided by emotions. When we are successfully pursuing our biosocial goals and motivations we get a ¯ush of positive emotions, whereas when there are obstacles and threats we experience threat-based emotions. Research in emotional processing has revealed a number of integrated circuits in the brain that give rise to different types of emotion that regulate motivation (Panksepp, 1998).