Expectancy and emotion
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absolute terms, but against our expectancies. And we feel ill-treated and betrayed when our expectancies are disappointed.
This book explores anticipation-based emotions, that is, the emotions associated with the dialectical interaction between 'what is' and 'what is not (yet)', be it a mere wished-for possibility or an expectation proper. It offers an analysis of both the emotions implying anticipations of future events - such as fear, anxiety, hope, and trust - and those elicited by the disconfirmation of a previous anticipation - surprise, disappointment, discouragement, sense of injustice, regret, and relief -
in terms of their belief and goal components. In addition, it addresses anticipated emotions, that is, emotions we think we might experience in future circumstances, and explores how they influence our decisions. The reader will be taken on a journey of exploration and discovery into the multifarious
facets and implications of an important family of emotions, aimed at understanding what they have in common, as well as the distinguishing features of each distinct emotion, and predicting their motivational and behavioral consequences.
For students and researchers interested in the affective sciences, including psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience, this is a highly original and thought provoking new work.
1. Introduction ; 2. Anticipation and Emotion: Basic Premises ; 3. Anticipation and Emotion: a Two-Way Road ; 4. Kinds of Anticipatory Representations ; 5. Emotions Elicited by Invalidated Anticipatory Representations ; 6. Anticipatory Emotions ; 7. Anticipated Emotions ; 8. The Value of a Cognitive-Motivational Anatomy of Emotions: The Family of Anticipation-Based Emotions ; 9. References
autonomous agents endowed with social capabilities. Topics of interest include: kinds and processes of evaluation; values; self-esteem and defense strategies; loneliness; dependence, help-giving and help-seeking; loss of motivation; helplessness and crying; guilt and guilt-inducement strategies;
anticipation and related emotions; social comparison and related emotions; persuasion strategies, with special reference to emotional strategies; comfort as a special form of social support; forgiveness.
Cristiano Castelfranchi is professor of economical psychology at the LUISS University in Rome (2007-present), and full professor of social psychology at the Uninettuno international telematic university (2008-present). He has been full professor of general psychology at the University of Siena (2001-2011), and director of the ISTC-CNR in Rome (2002-2011), where he is presently coordinator of the Goal-Oriented Agents Lab. A cognitive scientist with a background in linguistics and psychology, he
is also active in the multi-agent systems and social simulation communities. He introduced the study of goal-directed action and normative behavior in distributed artificial intelligence, and at the same time championed the use of