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Anticipation, or being enthusiastic, is an emotion involving pleasure, excitement, and sometimes anxiety in considering some
expected or longed-for good event.

            Contents
 1 As a defence mechanism
 2 Desire
 3 Phenomenology
 4 External links
 5 References


As a defence mechanism
George Eman Vaillant considered anticipation as one of "the mature ways of dealing
with real stress... You reduce the stress of some difficult challenge by anticipating             Anticipation is the process of imaginative
                                                                                                         speculation about the future.
what it will be like and preparing for how you are going to deal with it".[1] There is
evidence that "the use of mature defenses (sublimation, anticipation) tended to
increase with age".[2]

Desire
"Anticipation is the central ingredient in sexual desire."[3] As 'sex has a major cognitive component - the most important
element for desire is positive anticipation':[4] indeed, one name for pleasurable anticipation is excitement.
More generally, anticipation is a central motivating force in everyday life - 'the normal process of imaginative anticipation of, or
speculation about, the future'. [5] To enjoy one's life, 'one needs a belief in Time as a promising medium to do things in; one
needs to be able to suffer the pains and pleasures of anticipation and deferral'. [6]

Phenomenology
For Husserl, anticipation is an essential feature of human action. 'In every action we know the goal in advance in the form of
an anticipation that is "empty", in the sense of vague...and [we] seek by our action to bring it step by step to concrete
realization'. [7]
Anticipation can be shown in many ways; for example, some people seem to smile uncontrollably during this period, while
others seem ill or sick. It is not uncommon for the brain to be so focused on an event, that the body is affected in such a
way. Stage fright is a type of anticipation, stemming from the actor or actress hoping that they perform well.

External links
    Anticipation: Getting Ahead of the Curve
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References                                                                                                 Anticipation

    1. ^ Robin Skynner/John Cleese, Life and how to survive it (London 1994) p. 55
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    2. ^ Hope R.Conte/Robert Plutchik, Ego Defenses (1995) p. 127                                       related to: Anticipation
    3. ^ Barry and Emily McCarthy, Rekindling Desire (2003) p. 89
    4. ^ McCarthy, p. 12
    5. ^ Clon Campbell, The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism (2005) p. 83
    6. ^ Adam Phillips, On Flirtation (London 1994) p. 47
    7. ^ Husserl, in Alfred Schutz, The Phenomenology of the Social World (Illinois 1997) p. 58
  V   · T· E·                                                                 Emotions (list)
                   Adoration · Affection · Agony · Awe · Amusement · Anger · Anguish · Annoyance · Anxiety · Arousal ·
                   Attraction · Caring · Compassion · Contempt · Contentment · Defeat · Dejection · Depression · Desire ·
                   Despair · Disappointment · Disgust · Ecstasy · Embarrassment · Empathy · Enthrallment · Enthusiasm · Envy ·
                   Euphoria · Excitement · Fear · Frustration · Grief · Guilt · Happiness · Hatred · Homesickness · Hope · Horror ·
      Emotions
                   Hostility · Humiliation · Hysteria · Infatuation · Insecurity · Insult · Interest · Irritation · Isolation · Jealousy ·
                   Loneliness · Longing · Love · Lust · Melancholy · Neglect · Optimism · Panic · Passion · Pity · Pleasure ·
                   Pride · Rage · Regret · Rejection · Remorse · Resentment · Sadness · Sentimentality · Shame · Shock ·
                   Sorrow · Spite · Suffering · Surprise · Sympathy · Tenseness · Thrill · Revenge · Wonder · Worry ·
                   Compatibilism · Existentialism · Fatalism · Incompatibilism · Metaphysics · Nihilism · Optimism · Pessimism ·
  Worldviews
                   Reclusion · Social justice · Weltschmerz ·
                              Source: Parrott, W. (2001), Emotions in Social Psychology, Psychology Press, Philadelphia.

  V   · T· E·                                                             Defence mechanisms
  Level 1 - Pathological      Delusional projection · Denial · Distortion · Extreme projection · Splitting

       Level 2 - Immature     Acting out · Fantasy · Idealization · Passive aggression · Projection · Projective identification · Somatization

                              Displacement · Dissociation · Hypochondriasis · Isolation · Intellectualization · Rationalization (making excuses) ·
         Level 3 - Neurotic
                              Reaction formation · Regression · Repression · Undoing

          Level 4 - Mature    Altruism · Anticipation · Humour · Identification · Introjection · Sublimation · Thought suppression

                    Others    Compartmentalization · Exaggeration · Minimisation · Postponement of affect

                  See also    Narcissistic defences



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