PRIMARY EMOTION By N., Sam M.S. - 48 Universally accepted and recognized emotions. These include love, hate, joy and surprise. PRIMARY EMOTION: "Fear is a primary emotion." Related Psychology Terms LOVE EMOTION (Theories) EMOTION (General) EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR DESCARTES, RENE (1596-1650) FROMM, ERICH (1900—) HOSTILITY COLITIS ORAL CHARACTER ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRIMARY EMOTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-emotion/ (accessed July 3, 2022).