2008-02-05 - Emotions: reaction or responses to events...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Emotion – motivation’s affectionate partner Emotions: reaction or responses to events related to important goals o Key, inter-related componenets – stimulus, appraisal, physiology, behaviour o Positive or negative feeling (affect) states that involve a pattern of cognitive, physiological and behavioural reactions to events That have relevance to important goals or motives Link between Motivation and Emotion o React emotionally when goals are gratified, threatened or frustrated Motives: internal stimuli that energize and direct behavior
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Unformatted text preview: Emotions: reaction or responses to events related to important goals o The adaptive value of emotion Directs attention to important stimuli / events Emergency Arousal System Adaptive value beyond simple arousal Negative emotions o Narrow attention increased physiological activation Positive emotions o Broaden thinking exploration and skill learning Important to communications influence others behavior toward us o Ex. Infant crying, maternal fear...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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