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    One special category of emotions,

    Do these "these emotions" and "one special category of emotions" refer to the same emotions or different ones? They seem to mean either the same thing or different things. Sentences before"One speical category" seems to talk about a different one. What do you think?

    ex)People can create subjective events that elicit emotional reactions by being able to think about themselves. These emotions are not part of the self per se but rather the consequences of certain personal thoughts and other appraisals. One special category of emotions, however, does appear to require a self. "Self-conscious emotions" - such as embarassment, shame, guilt, and pride - occur only when people either judge themselves relative to their personal standards or imagine how they are being regarded by other people. Most theorists concur that self-reflection is necessary in order for people to experience these emotions and that neither nonhuman animals who lack a self nor human infants before the ages of 18-24 months appear to experience these emotions.

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    Re: One special category of emotions,

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Do these "these emotions" and "one special category of emotions" refer to the same emotions or different ones? They seem to mean either the same thing or different things. Sentences before"One speical category" seems to talk about a different one. What do you think?

    ex)People can create subjective events that elicit emotional reactions by being able to think about themselves. These emotions are not part of the self per se but rather the consequences of certain personal thoughts and other appraisals. One special category of emotions, however, does appear to require a self. "Self-conscious emotions" - such as embarrassment, shame, guilt, and pride - occur only when people either judge themselves relative to their personal standards or imagine how they are being regarded by other people. Most theorists concur that self-reflection is necessary in order for people to experience these emotions and that neither non human animals who lack a self nor human infants before the ages of 18-24 months appear to experience these emotions.
    They are different. "These emotions" are not part of the self, whereas "One special category of emotions" is.

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    Re: One special category of emotions,

    For the first emotion, they also think about themselves related to self, but why is it a different emotion from the second? I'm sorry this might be a psychological question, not an English one.

    ex)People can create subjective events that elicit emotional reactions by being able to think about themselves

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