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Introduction to psychology - emotions

Watch prof. Nanette Stroebele-Benschop explain some basic concept about emotions: how are they defined? What are primary and secondary emotions?

What are emotions? How are they classified?

This is our first video introducing psychological topics. We start by giving an introduction to the concept of emotion, including the six primary (and universal) ones. We will also discuss a model to classify secondary emotions. These notions will come back in week 3 – especially in the first activity, where we will discuss emotional factors and eating behaviour.

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