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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (1): 131-139.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.00131

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The neural basis of pride: A comparative perspective

SHEN Lei, JIANG Daitai, CHEN Ning, LIU Wei   

  1. College of Education, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
  • Received:2020-03-11 Online:2021-01-15 Published:2020-11-23

Abstract: Pride is a positive emotional experience arising from evaluating one's own achievements. The neural basis researches have shown that the synergistic actions between regions of the brain that relate to the theory of mind, self-referencing, emotion, reward, and memory constitute the neural basis of pride. A comparison of neurological and physiological studies revealed similarities and differences in the neural basis of pride, basic emotions, and moral emotions. These findings provide the basis for understanding the complex neural mechanisms of pride. Future research should explore the neural mechanisms of different types of pride and the interaction between pride and cognitive processes.

Key words: pride, self-conscious emotion, moral emotion, basic emotion, neural basis

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