Chapter Outline

Characterizing Emotion

  • The Components of Emotion

Universality and Cultural Specificity of Emotion

  • Darwin and Emotional Expression
  • The Universality of Facial Expression
  • Cultural Specificity of Emotion

Emotions and Social Relationships

  • Emotions in Friendship and Intimate Relationships
  • Emotions within and between Groups

Emotions and Social Cognition

  • Emotions Provide Information for Judgments
  • Emotions and Moral Judgment
  • Emotions Influence Reasoning


  • The Determinants of Pleasure
  • Knowing What Makes Us Happy
  • The Happy Life
  • Cultivating Happiness