“P. Gudsson’s ”TUNTEET sanakirja“ (EMOTIONS thesaurus) is the most thoroughly outlined and depicted emotions. The project has required a lot of work, which is reflected in the coverage and versatility of the descriptions.

The thesaurus is helpful for those who want to know how emotions are related and what kind of synonyms they have.

Especially researchers of emotion will benefit from such a tool. “


Markku Ojanen

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

University of Tampere


“There is now a thesaurus that can be used to assist in many emotional contexts from emotional education to research in different fields. ”


Seija Tuovila, PhD

Senior Lecturer

University of Lapland


Tuovila´s doctoral dissertation : “Such emotions. The semantics of emotion words in the Finnish language.” 


“An important observation in the study of emotions is that the feeling of experiences are a continuum. The extremes are positive and negative experiences. Thus, the basic emotions can build the so-called emotional map “


Pauli Niemelä

Professor Emeritus of Social Policy

University of Eastern Finland


“The SDG *Chart of emotions has been extremely well-drafted and has required much familiarity to emotional issues. It’s great that the  the centerpiece is peace. This map helps to identify and differentiate emotions, naming them. “


Tia Isokorpi,  PhD

Senior Lecturer, CSLE

HAMK/ Häme University of Applied Sciences


Isokorpi´s doctoral dissertation “Emotional Intelligence Skills and Communal Learning with the Aid of Reflection of Experiences and the Group Process”