Strengths and Weaknesses of Emotion

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Emotion is defined as the reaction to a stimulus, which is only inferred and not observed. Emotions play a powerful role in shaping thoughts, influencing behavior, and steering motivation to do things. As much as it helps with understanding the people around you and building relationships, it plays a big part in influencing daily decisions and behavior. While emotions are a universal language and may be a crucial key to getting to know yourself and the world, it hinders your perception and judgment as what you may think is right, may be wrong for someone else. This essay will further elaborate on the strengths and weaknesses of emotions in different areas of knowledge.

The application of emotions is regarded highly useful when it comes to studying human behavior. The study of human behavior and emotions are connected, as we need to use emotions to understand and communicate non-verbally with people of different language or background. When we see a community of a different culture, we show empathy and the will to observe and learn about their traditions and study their behavior. Another way human study is done via emotion is from the expression through non-verbal means such as paintings and sculptures. For example, we are able to see this applied in human sciences and art. Human sciences include anthropology, psychology and economics. Emotions play a vast role in assisting understanding in the study of anthropology and psychology. Both require some form of empathy for the observers to relate and link back to themselves what they have picked up from the community or the subject they are observing. Psychology uses emotions to interpret what the patient is going through and diagnose them accordingly. Though other ways of knowing su...

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...ias against the other country. This also applies when taking into account the attacking country. If asked about the war situations, they will have a different answer compared to the other end. Another example can be seen in natural sciences. There have been numerous cases of scientists presenting false information by forging results in their experiments; otherwise known as scientific misconduct. This is caused by the vast amount of competition and the urgency to be the first to come up with scientific proof or evidence. Thus, we are able to see that emotions play apart in creating a bias through which false information can be created.

In conclusion, though emotions help in understanding others and communication, it hinders with the pursuit for knowledge by not providing accurate justifications and by creating personal biases that might provide false information.
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