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Exploring Experience Design by Ezra Schwartz

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Emotions and executive functions

There is no universal agreement on exactly what emotions are. The terms emotion and feeling are often used interchangeably.

Emotions are triggered involuntarily and involve physical reactions such as increased heart rate or elevated blood pressure when we get angry or become fearful.

The Wheel of Emotions, illustrated in the image above, is a model developed by the psychologist Robert Pluchik. The model arranges 32 emotions by levels of intensity and positivity. The colorful depiction is misleading, and only a closer observation reveals that the number of negative emotions far surpasses the positive ones. The ...

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