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By Kenneth T. Strongman

This article supplies a normal advent to the topic yet in a manner that demonstrates its applicability to their paintings and to way of life, when final academically grounded. It demonstrates how psychology could make a realistic distinction within the 'real world'. issues lined contain feelings, motivation, social lifestyles and the lifespan. easy, updated creation to mental options useful routines and strategies Scene atmosphere examples from actual existence

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In other words, this is a combination of the customs and achievements and style of a particular group of people. This section, then, is to do with how, in practice, people regulate their emotional lives, for emotion certainly permeates all aspects of culture. 32 EMOTIONS The links between emotion and the arts are obvious and yet quite difficult to understand. For example, think of your emotional reactions when you read a novel, go to a play or watch some modern dance. You might react emotionally to the work itself, and to the performance in the case of the play or the dance, or to the particular characters in the novel or the performers on the stage, or to the emotions that they are apparently experiencing.

In fact, it is this identification that is at the core of our responses to fiction and our use of fiction to regulate our own emotional lives. If we can find no way of identifying with the characters, then the fiction falls curiously flat; it seems lifeless. If we can identify and then become absorbed in the fictitious lives, the emotional effects of what we have read can linger for some time, either positively or negatively. We can be emotionally uplifted by fiction or we can be depressed for days. In passing, it is interesting to note here a problem which has beset philosophers for some time.

EMOTIONS REGULATING at the time, whether this is a social role or a particular way of looking at the world. This type of influence on our reactions changes from time to time and from culture to culture. Our reactions also depend on how close or how distant we allow ourselves to be from the work of art in question. 35 A P P LY I N G PSYCHOLOGY TO EVERYDAY LIFE The emotional involvement in spectator sport is a huge and under-researched topic. It is clear that sport generates considerable arousal in spectators.

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