Instinct, Learning, and Emotion
The intersection between instinct and emotion was noted in an article about working with human instinct in the business setting. It stated that our ancestors that survived in the Stone Age always used their “emotional radar” or instinct, and faced with impending disasters or predators, they came to trust their instincts most of all. Therefore, we should be cautious when considering emotions and instinct to be unnecessary or even detrimental. “That reliance on instinct undoubtedly saved human lives, allowing those who possessed keen instincts to reproduce. So for human beings, no less than for any other animal, emotions are the first screen to all information received” (Nicholson, 1998).
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Nicholson, N. (1998, July-August). How hardwired is human behavior? Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/1998/07/how-hardwired-is-human-behavior
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