What is the difference between feelings and emotions?

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What is the difference between feelings and emotions?

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Many people use these terms interchangably. Webster’s lists among its definitions for feeling: an emotional state, and for emotion: an emotional state. Go figure. Where experts do make distinctions, they vary, which is not surprising as there is some debate among them on what exactly an emotion is in the first place. We chose to study feelings in the broadest sense of the term; we use the word to describe sensation (“I feel hot”), perception (“I feel fat”), and even opinions (“I feel that people these days are addicted to the internet”), and any combination of those three.

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