Discussion topic: This week you will try to come to a conclusion as to whether emotions evolved as a limited set of universal functions or are constructed actively as part of our decision-making.
Discussion 5 — Why Do We Need Emotions?
Step 1: Address the following questions in discussion in one paragraph for each of the three question items:
1. What are the components (biological, cognitive, behavioral) of a specific emotion like love or fear?
2. Describe two emotions that could easily be confused by the person feeling them. Why are some emotions confused and not others?
3. What are the advantages of an emotion like love or fear? Cockroaches may lack emotions yet they manage to reproduce and escape threats pretty well.