Basic tastes and basic emotions: Basic problems and perspectives for a nonbasic solution

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (1):88-88 (2008)
Contemporary behavioral and brain scientists consider the existence of so-called basic emotions in a similar way to the one described by Erickson for so-called basic tastes. Commenting on this analogy, I argue that similar basic problems are encountered in both perspectives, and I suggest a potential nonbasic solution that is tested in emotion research (i.e., the appraisal model of emotion)
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X0800349X
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Paul Ekman (1992). An Argument for Basic Emotions. Cognition and Emotion 6 (3):169-200.

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