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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.
- Spring '09