By Nico H. Frijda, Antony S. R. Manstead, Sacha Bem
Few humans may query these days that feelings impression ideals yet till lately little clinical learn has been performed on precisely how this impact happens. this significant new ebook, with contributions from the various top figures within the examine of emotion, explores the connection among feelings and ideology from a few varied mental views. Combining conception with study, it seeks to enhance coherent theoretical ideas for figuring out how feelings effect the content material and energy of an individual's ideals and their resistance or openness to amendment.
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The interviewer confronted the man with the fact that Milosevich had never shown any interest in the fate of the Serbian soldiers in the Bosnian con¯ict, and had never visited them. The Belgrade citizen responded: ``I do not think that that is true. ''2 Hopes emerge on slight foundations. One tends to believe rumors that are consonant with one's prevailing emotional attitude, as when the mob decried the commander of the Bastille as a tyrant and killed him, when in fact he had instituted humane reforms (Schama, 1989: 595).
Fear). Whereas the feelings of mood indicate that things in general are good or bad, feelings of emotion indicate that something in particular is good or bad and in what way. 28 Gerald L. Clore and Karen Gasper We have emphasized that emotional feelings provide internal, felt evidence that an object or situation has the attributes implied by the emotion. One implication of this process is that when two situations elicit similar emotional reactions, one may infer that the situations themselves are similar, that is, that similar beliefs apply to both.
The co-mingling of beliefs about the two domains meant that feelings of personal threat, an emotion appropriate to the most urgent of the activated beliefs, would then be experienced as a reaction to abstractions such as feminism. He acted as though he felt personally affronted by the idea of feminism and multi-culturalism, and indeed, owing to the misattribution of emotion, he literally did feel as though his personal honor was at stake. Moreover, to bring the process full circle, it is also likely that, in the face of the intense feelings apparently elicited by feminism, he would be led to entertain more extreme beliefs about feminism to achieve congruence between his feelings and his beliefs.
Emotions and Beliefs: How Feelings Influence Thoughts (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction) by Nico H. Frijda, Antony S. R. Manstead, Sacha Bem