How many different emotions can humans feel?
The idea that emotions are biologically determined and universal to human cultural dates back to Charles Darwin who in 1857 published a book titled The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Years later, an American psychologist, Paul Ekman, found the facial expression of basic emotions to be universal.
Have a look at the facial expressions below. Can you identify the different emotions?
Here you are the descriptions of these six basic emotions. Match them to the facial expressions:
How could we use our knowledge about emotions to guide our thinking and behaviour? This is what has been called Emotional Intelligence: