Immediate, specific responses to environmental events, such as how a person feels about being cut off in traffic or about receiving a gift. Emotions interrupt whatever is happening, or they trigger changes in thought or behavior.
Diffuse, long lasting emotional states. They influence thought and behavior. People usually don't know why they're in the moods they are.
Emotion (Sometimes called affect)
Feelings that involve subjective evaluation, psychological processes, and cognitive beliefs.
We refer to our emotions as...
Intensity of emotional reactions...
Vary. Some people have distinct ones everyday, others infrequent and minor.
Depression, panic attacks. Overemotional people feel these.