Emotional States Related To Happiness

Throughout this chapter we have conceptualised happiness as an emotional state that conflates across a number of different dimensions and levels of the cognitive system. We also noted at the start of the chapter that there is a host of other positive emotional states which seem much more specific than what we have called happiness; for example joy, gladness, being pleased, satisfaction, delight, exhilaration, ecstasy, and so on. In addition, there are a number of quite complex emotional states that clearly have one of these positive emotions as an ingredient; for example, nostalgia, homesickness, love. In this section we shall discuss a selection of these aspects of emotional life and their relationship to happiness. Our analyses are by no means comprehensive; rather, the intention is to provide some pointers to the more complex emotions that we think are derived from or related to the basic emotion that is focus of the chapter.

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