Social emotions and feelings - emotions and feelings that serve the social interaction of a child with children and adults.
In addition to social emotions, there are natural emotions (for example, adaptive and anchored emotions) that mediate human interaction with the natural environment. In a dangerous situation or when it is necessary to chop firewood, a person gets excited. When we need to deal with an arithmetic problem, we put ourselves in a calm state and do not twitch. We change our functional (emotional) state so that it helps us in solving life problems.
Social emotions and feelings are mostly not innate, but learned emotions, but some of the emotional reactions that babies had from birth, over time, begin to be used by the child to solve problems of social interaction, become arbitrary and social. Adults teach children those states that are convenient and interesting for adults, children master those states that most effectively protect them from their parents or allow them to manage their parents. It is interesting that if you do not manage the situation, it will be primarily negative emotions - parents are most easily guided by them. At the age of 3 to 7 years, children successfully master emotions and states of children's culture, such as shyness, fatigue, boredom, resentment, confusion, frustration, tantrums, despair, horror… When it is profitable for them, children learn to get sick.
The emergence of social emotions is described by the theory of social psychoanalysis of emotions and the cultural-historical theory of the development of feelings.