Emotion - Emotion A response of the whole organism involving Physiological arousal Expressive behaviors Conscious experience James-Lange Theory Our

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Emotion A response of the whole organism involving: Physiological arousal Expressive behaviors Conscious experience
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James-Lange Theory Our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli. Example: we perceive our heart racing, sweaty palms, etc as fear
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Cannon-Bard Theory Emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers the physiological response and the subjective experience of emotion.
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Two Factor Theory To experience emotion one must be physiologically aroused and then cognitively label that arousal. Example: Based on the situation we may perceive our heart racing, sweaty palms, etc as fear or as lust. Sometimes we misidentify our emotions (Schacter & Singer, 1962)
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Must Cognition Precede Emotion? No. Emotional reactions can be quicker than our interpretations suggesting we can feel emotions before we think about them (Zajonc, 1980, 1984a) Research on subconscious primes suggests we can feel positive or negative about subsequent images without knowing why.
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Must Cognition Precede Emotion?
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 203 taught by Professor Forrest during the Fall '07 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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Emotion - Emotion A response of the whole organism involving Physiological arousal Expressive behaviors Conscious experience James-Lange Theory Our

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