Categories of Emotion: 6 Basic Emotions, Oppositional Pairs & Biology


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Paul Ekman's experiment determined that a specific six emotions were instinctive because _____.

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1. The biological processing of emotions does NOT involve the _____.

2. Which emotion found in Robert Plutchik's list is missing from Ekman's original list?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several different types of emotions, and this assessment will help you distinguish between fundamental and non-fundamental emotions. In order to pass the quiz, understanding of how the brain processes emotions is vital.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be assessed on:

  • Paul Ekman's six emotions
  • Instinctive quality of the six emotions
  • Fundamental and non-fundamental emotions

Skills Practiced

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Paul Ekman's six basic emotions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding fundamental and non-fundamental emotions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding emotions

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about emotions? Then review the lesson on Categorizing Emotions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining categorizing emotions
  • Distinguishing between fundamental and non-fundamental emotions
  • Determining which of Robert Plutchik's identified emotions is not on Ekman's original list