An obvious further step in the development of affect-spectrum theory is to empirically examine the secondary emotions and test the propositions that have been developed (TenHouten 1996, 1999a) to explain them as pairs of the eight sociorelational variables. For example, pride is defined as an angry joy, and insofar as anger results from the negative experience of authority-ranking social relations (AR), and joy/happiness results from the positive experience of communal-sharing relations (CS), it follows that pride can be predicted to result from the joint occurrence of AR and CS, using multiplicative or exponential models. Beyond that, tertiary emotions can be similarly modeled as functions of three of the eight social relations variables.