Do there exist systems of formalizing emotion and their patterns? In other words, something that, for example, decomposed all emotions into combinations of a few fundamental ones or theories that predict how some follow from the other or specific metrics that can be used to classify emotion, etc. I was really fascinated by the movie “inside out”, mostly because, to me, it seemed a nice way to decompose human emotion but I assume there exist more nuanced takes on this in the literature. Are there specific terms or theories I should be looking at? Ideally, I would like a book on the subject to explore a little more ...



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