EMOTION AND EMOTION REGULATION
far, we’ve explored a number of different motives. However, we have left to the
side one of the most important forces that energizes and directs our behavior,
namely, our emotions. After all, when an event makes us happy, we are likely to seek out similar
events in the future. When an event makes us afraid, we are motivated to leave the event and avoid it in the future.
Before concluding our tour of the wellsprings of human behavior, therefore, we
must consider what emotions are and how they influence us.