The Psychology of Emotions

  • P. V. Simonov
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


The significance of the information theory of emotions for psychology is not limited to an answer to the question, “What is emotion?” or to an analysis of the reflective-evaluative and regulatory functions of emotions at the individual and populational levels. Disclosing the complex internal structure of emotions now presents a series of problems that in essence touches on almost all the basic manifestations of the higher nervous (psychic) activity of man.


Negative Emotion Positive Emotion Creative Activity Brain Mechanism High Nervous Activity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Simonov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and PhysiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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