In this episode Jake discusses the emotion of Interest where the emotion of interest is as essential to intellectual development as exercise is to physical development. The emotion of interest is continually present in the normal mind under normal conditions, and it is the central motivation for engagement in creative and constructive endeavors and for the sense of well-being. Interest and its interaction with other emotions account for selective attention, which in turn influences all other mental processes. Embeddedness affects may occur in depressed adults who loses interest in the surrounding world. Activity affects are characterized by zestfulness, interested feeling tones, and positive tension, these activity affects appear in the attentive looking of an infant and in the creative activities of adults. Interest, is an attitude rather than an effect.
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