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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