How do emotions fit into different conceptions of the mind?
One model, advocated by Descartes as well as by many contemporary psychologists, posits a few basic emotions out of which all others are compounded.
Recent studies on college students’ sexual and romantic relationships suggest that a sexual double standard continues to organize sexuality on many campuses.
Data from the Online College Social Life Survey shed light on students’ evaluation of casual sex, or “hooking up.” In addition to exploring gendered attitudinal patterns, we use gender structure theory to explore how individual characteristics and normative expectations of campus group affiliations shape attitudes.
Philosophers have been especially partial to cognitivist theories, emphasizing analogies either with propositional judgments or with perception.
But different theories implicitly posit different ontologies of emotion, and there has been some dispute about what emotions really are, and indeed whether they are any kind of thing at all.
In recent years, however, emotions have once again become the focus of vigorous interest in philosophy, as well as in other branches of cognitive science.
In that regard the question of our knowledge of our own emotions is especially problematic, as it seems they are both the object of our most immediate awareness and the most powerful source of our capacity for self-deception.
This disability rights timeline lists events relating to the civil rights of people with disabilities in the United States of America, including court decisions, the passage of legislation, activists' actions, significant abuses of people with disabilities that illustrate their lack of civil rights at the time, and the founding of various organizations.
Although the disability rights movement itself began in the 1960s, advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities started much earlier and continues to the present.
No aspect of our mental life is more important to the quality and meaning of our existence than emotions.
They are what make life worth living, or sometimes ending.
Most emotions have an intentional structure: we shall need to say something about what that means.