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In your post, you wrote: ” Gendron and Barret go ahead to highlight how William James Stood out in contrast with preceding philosophers in the theory of emotion. The author goes on to describe previous works that agree with James’ constructionist’s theory of emotion. Given the great agreement with philosophers such as Descartes, Iron, Spinoza, and Malebranche, Gendron also agrees with William’s theory.

I am not familiar with how the ideas of this theorist align with each of these philosophers.  Can you go through those links, including citations to back up your arguments?

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In the article Reconstructing the Past: A century of ideas about Emotion in Psychology, Gendron and Barret provide an overview of the psychologists who made an impact on child development. Gendron and Barret begin with Herbert Spencer who in 1855 articulated the psychological constructionist of emotion. Spencer argued that emotion is not essentially different from cognition. According to Spencer, emotion only differed from cognition in the emphasis on certain mental contents. In 1872, Charles Darwin shone light in the basics of emotion through his publication the expression of the emotions in man and animals. Other contributors of the study of emotion were William James in 1884, David Irons in 1994, and John Dewey in the same year.

In the article, Gendron and Barrett discuss the theory of emotion. The author agrees to Spencer’s views to some extent but views the psychologists as only having basic emotion tendencies. According to Spencer, emotions have different locations in the nervous system. Gendron and Barrett further compares Spencer to John Dewey, but Spencer did not compare emotion to action tendencies as elaborately as Dewey did. Darwin believed emotions are associated with internal mental states that seek expression. Gendron and Barrett agreed on Darwin’s theory of emotion that assumes that emotional expressions are mental states that seek expression.

Gendron and Barret go ahead to highlight how William James Stood out in contrast with preceding philosophers in the in the theory of emotion. The author goes on to describe previous works that agree with James’ constructionist’s theory of emotion. Given the great agreement with philosophers such as Descartes, Iron, Spinoza, and Melabranche, Gendron also agree with William’s theory.

However, Gendron and Barrett (2009) elaborate how James is often thought of as a basic emotion theorist when the same he was not. James’ views are closely related to those of Lange although the same wrote independently. Gendron and Barrett also reviewed the works of David Irons who argued that psychical disturbance to instance. Irons thought that the same object can cause different types of emotions. Gendron and Barret tconcluded the article by summarizing the divergent vie of emotions during the golden age.

Theories serve as a foundation for learning in social and emotional research. It is through these theories that relevant skills can be taught. Additionally, learning development theories helps in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Also, theories are essential for creating social awareness in the given field. Once students learn developmental theories, they evaluate which opinions to support and which to refute. This creates a sense of direction that is essential in different aspects of life.