Impact of emotions on learning LITERATURE REVIEW Introduction The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of emotions on learning. Emotions are undeniably part of human life and they usually occur as responses to stimuli. This makes them quite different from moods. They can be unlearned or learned responses. They are also said to depend upon neural systems. Psychologists say that emotions consist of a feeling a reaction to stimuli and response on behavior. Various researchers and psychologists have failed to come up with a common unitary solitary definition of the term emotion. Some people suggest that emotion is a feeling one gets. This line of definition is however disputed on the basis that a feeling is an experience of emotion which is subjective in nature. A feeling cannot thus be equated to the emotion (Gazzaniga Ivry & Mangu 2015). There has been a notion that emotions Park B. (2016). Facilitators or suppressors: Effects of experimentally induced emotions on multimedia learning. Learning and Instruction 44 97-107. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.04.002 McConnell M. M. Monteiro S. Pottruff M. M. Neville A. Norman G. R. Eva K. W. & Kulasegaram K. (2016). The Impact of Emotion on Learners’ Application of Basic Science Principles to Novel Problems. Academic Medicine 91 S58-S63. doi:10.1097/acm.0000000000001360 Plass J. L. Heidig S. Hayward E. O. Homer B. D. & Um E. (2014). Emotional design in multimedia learning: Effects of shape and color on affect and learning. Learning and Instruction 29 128-140. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2013.02.006 Shuck B. Albornoz C. & Winberg M. (2007). Emotions and their effect on adult learning: A constructivist perspective. In S. M. Nielsen & M. S. Plakhotnik (Eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth Annual College of Education Research Conference: Urban and International Education Section (pp. 108-113). Miami: Florida International University. coeweb.fiu.edu Vince R. (2002). The impact of emotion on organizational learning. Human Resource Development International 5(1) 73-85. doi:10.1080/13678860110016904 [...]
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