Emotions PP - PSYC 100 Emotions 4/18/2008 Emotion Emotions...

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05/12/09 PSYC 100 Emotions
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Emotion Emotions reflect a “stirred up’ state Emotions have valence: positive or negative Emotions are thought to have 3 components: Physiological arousal Subjective experience Behavioral expression
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05/12/09 Autonomic Arousal Increased heart rate Rapid breathing Dilated pupils Sweating Decreased salivation Galvanic Skin Response
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Theories of Emotion
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05/12/09 James-Lange Each emotion has an autonomic signature
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Assessment of James-Lange Theory of Emotion Cannon’s arguments against the theory: Visceral response are slower than emotions The same visceral responses are associated with many emotions (Î heart rate with anger and joy). Subsequent research provides support: Different emotions are associated with different patterns of visceral activity Accidental transection of the spinal cord greatly diminishes emotional reactivity (prevents visceral signals from reaching brain)
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05/12/09 Cannon-Bard Criticisms Arousal without emotion (exercise)
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