Emotion is feeling.

Compare with: integrated learning, cognition, and intention.

Greenspan and Benderly (1997) emphasize the role of emotion in how we organize what we have learned:  “In fact, emotions, not cognitive stimulation, serve as the mind’s primary architect” (p. 1, italics added).  They identify the importance of emotion during human experience:  “… each sensation … also gives rise to an affect or emotion….  It is this dual coding of experience that is the key to understanding how emotions organize intellectual capacities …” (p. 18).