March 21 - April 29, 2008 Why do we have Emotions? 1.)...

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00:00:01 Why do we have Emotions? 1.) Coping functions a. Adaptive functions b. Handling a given situation 2.) Social functions a. Invite and facilitate social interactions b. Smiles are socially driven not emotionally driven c. Emotions are important in relationships d. Directive function – communicate to other people how they are supposed to interact with us – done with emotions 3.) Developmental Functions a. Facilitates bonding etc b. BOX in the book Are mood and emotion the same thing? 1.) Differences a. Can show a cause of an emotion but showing a cause of a mood is much harder b. Emotions are more short lived c. Emotions effect behavior and moods effect your thinking 2.) Affective experience: positive and negative a. Positive affect – general sense of feeling good i. High – helping ii. Low – boredom and energy b. Negative affect – general sense of feeling bad i. Will help if they think helping will increase the mood ii. Irritability iii. General sense of being dissatisfied
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iv. Low negative affect – relaxation
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYCH 335 taught by Professor Thresaheckert during the Spring '08 term at Truman State.

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