March 4, 2015

Emotions are at the heart of what it means to be human


  • we perceive the outside world.
  • we act in the world either volitionally or emotionally.
  • our nervous system allows us to live; and
  • cognition operates to make us the human individuals that we are.

Emotion Science

  • Different scientific frameworks to study emotions.(Fox, 2008)

    • Emotions are biologically given?
    • Emotions are socially constructed?
    • Emotions are the result of perception of bodily changes?
    • Emotions are the result of cognitive appraisals?


知書達禮 知情達意的人生

  • Focus: Bi-directional relations among cognitive and emotional processes.
  • Goal: a linguistic introduction to emotion from the cognitive and affective perspectives.