Emotions and Temperament
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A majority of contemporary psychologists regard a human emotion as a superordinate, valuefree construct involving a cascade of four diff erent imperfectly related phenomena: (1) a change in brain activity to select incentives, (2) a consciously detected change in feeling that has sensory qualities, (3) cognitive processes that interpret and/or name the feeling with a word or phrase, and (4) a preparedness for, or display of, a behavioral response. is chapter will use the term feeling for the consciously detected change in feeling and emotion for the interpretation and semantic labeling of the feeling, although the author acknowledges that others hold diff erent defi nitions of these terms.