||This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
||This article's factual accuracy is disputed. (December 2011)
||This article is incomplete. (March 2010)
The contrasting and categorisation of emotions describes how emotions are thought to relate to each other. Various recent proposals of such groupings are described in the following sections.
Robinson's criteria contrasting basic emotions 
The following table identifies and contrasts the fundamental emotions according to a set of definite criteria according to D. L. Robinson.
Robinson says the three key criteria defining fundamental emotions include theses mental aspects:
- have a strongly motivating subjective quality, like pleasure or pain
- are in response to a real or imagined event or object
- motivate specific types of behaviour or actions
According to Robinson, combinations of these attributes distinguish the emotions from sensations, feelings and moods.
|Kind of emotion
|Related to object properties
|Attraction, desire, admiration
||Aversion, disgust, revulsion
||Indifference, familiarity, habituation
|Joy, elation, triumph, jubilation
||Pride in achievement, self-confidence, sociability
||Embarrassment, shame, guilt, remorse
||Avarice, greed, miserliness, envy, jealousy
HUMAINE's proposal for EARL (Emotion Annotation and Representation Language) 
The emotion annotation and representation language (EARL) proposed by the Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion (HUMAINE) classifies 48 emotions.
Parrott's emotions by groups 
A tree-structured list of emotions was described in Parrott (2001).
Plutchik's wheel of emotions 
Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
Robert Plutchik created a wheel of emotions in 1980 which consisted of 8 basic emotions and 8 advanced emotions each composed of 2 basic ones.
See also 
- ^ "Robinson, D. L. (2009). Brain function, mental experience and personality. The Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 64, 152–167".
- ^ "HUMAINE Emotion Annotation and Representation Language". Retrieved June 30, 2006.
- ^ Changing Minds: Basic emotions
- ^ Parrott, W. (2001), Emotions in Social Psychology, Psychology Press, Philadelphia.
- ^ Plutchik, R. "The Nature of Emotions". American Scientist. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
External links