How to Identify Strong Emotions

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Alexithymia: Coined in 1973 by Harvard Professor of Psychiatry Peter Sifneos, it is the word used to describe the inability to identify emotions, describe what they do and express them in words.

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Robert Plutchik Wheel of Emotion (1980)
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‘Bodily maps of emotions’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2013)

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