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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- Spring '09
- Psychology, partner, Important Goals