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What's the difference between primary and secondary emotions?

Asked by longgone (12848points) August 25th, 2014

I just read an article claiming that “anger” is a “secondary emotion”, whatever that means. I’ve found a few definitions, but none that really cleared things up. Does it simply refer to how we show our emotions? As in, the basic emotion may be irritation, but it is expressed through anger?

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