Every human being has emotions. People experience a wide range of emotions and feelings from early childhood. However, when people are asked to describe and explain their emotions, as a rule, most of people are puzzled. Experiences, feelings, and emotions are difficult to describe in words.
Emotions (from French emotion – excitement, from Latin emoveo - shake, worry) cover a wide range of reactions of humans and animals to the internal and external stimuli. Emotions have subjective coloring involving all types of sensitive experiences. Emotions are associated with satisfaction (positive emotions) or dissatisfaction (negative emotions) of the various human needs. Differentiated and stable emotions that arise in response to the human social needs are usually called feelings (intellectual, aesthetic, moral).
Psychology of emotions studies the formation of emotional states, the physiological foundation of emotions, their functions, dynamics and more.