Solution for Organizational Behavior 16th Edition Chapter 4, Problem 1

by Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge
271 Solutions 18 Chapters 49165 Studied ISBN: 9780133507645 Ergonomics 5 (1)

Chapter 4, Problem Q 1 : 4-1.What is the difference between emotions and moods?...

4-1.What is the difference between emotions and moods? What are the basic motions and moods?


Step-By-Step Solution

4-1. Answer: Emotions are intense feelings directed at someone or something. Moods are feelings that tend to be less intense than emotions and often lack a contextual stimulus. Thus, the similarities are the “feelings” component, but the differences lie in the intensity and context. The basic emotions on a continuum are happiness – surprise – fear – sadness – anger – disgust. The basic emotions are classified as those with a positive affect, such as joy and gratitude, and those with a negative affect, such as anger or guilt.


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