Physiological bases of behavior: emotions. Emotion. Emotion is a reaction, both psychological and physical, subjectively experienced as strong feelings, many of which prepare the body for immediate action.
• Identifying emotions. The ability to recognize one’sown feelings and the feelings of those around them.
• Using emotions. The ability to access an emotion andreason with it (use it to assist thought and decisions).
• Understanding emotions. Emotional knowledge; theability to identify and comprehend what Mayer and Saloveyterm “emotional chains”—the transition of oneemotion to another.
• Managing emotions. The ability to self-regulate emotionsand manage them in others.