Feeling is the nominalization of the verb to feel. The word was first used in the English language to describe the physical sensation of touch through either experience or perception. The word is also used to describe experiences, other than the physical sensation of touch, such as "a feeling of warmth".
In psychology, the word is usually reserved for the conscious subjective experience of emotion. Phenomenology and heterophenomenology are philosophical approaches that provide some basis for knowledge of feelings. Many schools of psychotherapy depend on the therapist achieving some kind of understanding of the client's feelings, for which methodologies exist. Some theories of interpersonal relationships also have a role for shared feelings or understanding of another person's feelings.
Perception of the physical world does not necessarily result in a universal reaction among receivers (see emotions), but varies depending on one's tendency to handle the situation, how the situation relates to the receiver's past experiences, and any number of other factors. Feelings are also known as a state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments or desires.
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... The Managed heart Commercialization of Human Feeling, by Arlie Russell Hochschild, was first published in 1979 and a new preface was added in 1983 ... Gender and racial differences of feeling and expressing emotion ...
... This section does not cite any references or sources A gut feeling, or gut reaction, is a visceral emotional reaction to something, and often one of uneasiness ... Gut feelings are generally regarded as not modulated by conscious thought, and as a reflection of intuition rather than rationality ... The phrase "gut feeling" may also be used as a short-hand term for an individual's "common sense" perception of what is considered "the right thing to do ...
... Shortly thereafter, the therapists at the Center for Feeling Therapy had a "major ideological shift.. ... institute "had been faking their primals." Indeed, one of the Center for Feeling therapists, Jerry Binder, claimed that "a lot of what had been said was a ... didn't even exist" and that Janov's cure was "a cruel hoax." Soon after, the Center for Feeling therapists replaced Janov's formulation with their own ideas emphasizing "present-life ...
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