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Unformatted text preview: November 7, 2007 Emotions. o Definition. An emotion arises in response to certain affectively toned experiences. It has the following components: Affective Style. o Subjective Experience. Internal bodily responses mediated by the ANS (Autonomic Nervous System). o Blood pressure, anger. Cognitions. Facial Expressions. Verbal Reaction. Actions Tendencies. Amygdala. Emotion center. Lack of will lead to misunderstandings or disregard for emotions. Initial and immediate response to danger. o James Lang Theory of Emotions. Different patterns of physiological activity are associated with different emotions. Stimulus. Singer and Schachter: (EXAM MATERIAL) o The interpretation (cognitive interpretation) of physiological arousal determines emotional experience (1962). Un-informed of Drug Effect. , I'm happy too. , I'm ticked too. Informed. :I (No Emotion), It must be the effects of the drug. :I (No Emotion), It must be the effects of the drug. Control. :I (No Emotion). :I (No Emotion). Happy Confederate. Angry Confederate. Aggression. o Definition. Aggression is behavior that is intended to injure another person (physically or verbally) and to destroy property. o Biological Basis. Laboratory rat will kill mouse with hard bite to the neck (innate killing response) if specific area of hypothalamus is stimulated. Would otherwise live peacefully. November 7, 2007 High levels of testosterone (male sex hormone) in humans is associated with aggression. ...
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- Fall '07