Talk:Surprise (emotion)

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Two Minor Corrections[edit]

A very novice Wikipedian here who stumbled across what appear to be two very glaring defects on this article. Due to my inexperience in editing articles and my complete lack of knowledge regarding the subject matter I would be much obliged if someone more qualified were to take notice and apply any necessary edits.

First, the third bullet point in the body language subsection reads:
"Op the surprise is associated with how much the jaw drops...[sic]"
I can only imagine that it was meant to read often the surprise...
Secondly, the image in the "Physiological response" subsection is a dead
link. Would it be possible to please have it removed or replaced?

Again this is coming from a very inexperienced user with little to no background on the subject matter and I would appreciate and feedback or constructive criticism on what is one of my first attempts to contribute to this wonderful site. --RedCasey (talk) 08:02, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Notes & Queries[edit]

Suprise, what does it meen? Being 'surprised' is an emotion, and being surpised isn't always good. You can get a 'good' surprise, for example a surprise birthday party and you can get a bad surprise that you might not like. For example a gigantic spider on your head. Both of these surpises make you react differently and therefore make you feel differently, depending on the surprise.

JA: There is a "tension/relief" theory in aesthetics which says that the pleasant affect is due to a quick release from the primary unpleasant affect of shock, tension, or uncertainty. Jon Awbrey 05:56, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

A comment from a Trekker[edit]

That's a fine picture of Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Image is copyright CBS Paramount Television).--Megamanfan3 17:15, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Would it be at all possible to submit a picture other than one from a television show? Raises questions about the page's supposed "objectivity," does it not?

In what way? -OOPSIE- 22:33, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
Do we really need a picture for this? 20:27, 21 October 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.167.234.84 (talk) i want to know if surprise is an adjective or noun

i luv corbin blu![edit]

CORBIN CORBIN CORBIN CORBIN CORBIN! YEY!!!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.175.41.58 (talk) 21:39, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Corbin who? Jonas Liljeström (talk) 03:02, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Illustration gone[edit]

I have taken the liberty to unilaterally remove the illustration. It looked to much like a photoshopped caricature to be suitable as an illustration for this kind of article; this isn't Uncyclopedia after all. Jonas Liljeström (talk) 13:19, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

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Is "surprize" an acceptable spelling (i.e., Britain versus USA)? 75.118.170.35 (talk) 19:10, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


Critiques[edit]

This article could go more in depth of how it feels to be surprised rather than just saying what the emotion does for a person. Like, what does surprise really mean? The article just states an emotion you get. Are you happy or are you sad when you get surprised or is it just a mute feeling? Also, examples for this article would be appropriate so one could understand how the emotion of surprise feels. --Kaywhay16 (talk) 02:19, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

This article should mention that surprise is one of Ekman's influential finding of 6 basic emotions that have cross-culturally recognized facial expressions.[1] This article also needs to say something about neurophysiology--where in the brain does processing of surprise occur?

Burressd (talk) 03:01, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Ekman, Paul. 1999. "Basic Emotions", Chapter 3, pages 45-60 in Dalgleish, T; and M. Power, eds., Handbook of Cognition and Emotion, Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons (accessed August 2, 2013 at http://www.paulekman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Basic-Emotions.pdf)