The ACE Model of Emotions: Living Jesus Christ While Experiencing Emotions

Volume
Volume 26
Issue
Fall 1998
Title
The ACE Model of Emotions: Living Jesus Christ While Experiencing Emotions
Abstract

This article presents a model that integrates Christian and psychological perspectives on emotion: the ACE model of emotion. This model proposes that all emotions are morally ambidextrous. Any emotion, from anger to love, has the capacity to be experienced in a manner that is pleasing or displeasing to God. The ACE model further assumes that emotions contain three elements: (a) A = arousal or physiological activity, (b) C = cognition, and (c) E = expression. In addition, the model can be considered along two dimensions that determine if an emotion is righteous, sinful, natural, or distorted. The model looks at the emotional "€œbig picture"€ and may well subsume several previous attempts to integrate psychology and Christianity in terms of specific emotions.

Authors
Dr. R.L. Bassett and Dr. P.C. Hill
Pages
232 - 246
Price
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